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YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust)

YGAM (The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust)

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate and safeguard young and vulnerable people, to help them build resilience and understand the potential harms caused by gaming and gambling.


This is achieved through evidence-led, evaluated and accredited education programmes and resources for anyone who works with or cares for young and vulnerable people, including teachers, youth workers, community volunteers and mental health specialists. YGAM also works closely with universities and students to raise awareness of gambling and gaming-related harms.


Information and Support for Primary-Aged Children

We have developed a hub of informative resources to support parents and carers around online play. Explore online gaming and why your children engage with gaming, the link between microtransactions and gambling, how your children are exposed to gambling, identify the related harms and set boundaries.


Information and Support for Secondary Ages 11 to 14

Children are growing up in a digital world and are able to navigate the internet with ease. Explore online gaming, microtransactions and the links to gambling activities, and find out how to identify gaming and gambling related harm. This section includes support materials to establish healthy balances and set boundaries for your family.


Information and Support for Secondary Ages 15 to 18

As young people prepare for independent living, explore online play along with the increased opportunities to legally gamble, and get a better understanding of how to recognise the related harms. Provide your children with tools to establish a healthy online/offline balance and build resilience as they start to gain independence.


Who is this aimed at?

Young and vulnerable people








How to get involved

For more information or support, please visit our website or get in touch by phone or email


Contact details

Phone: 0203 837 4963



For further information

For more information about YGAM search YGAM in this directory.


Visit the YGAM website

Visit the YGAM Facebook page

Visit the YGAM Twitter profile





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