Tag Archives: Kev Clelland

YGAM collaborates with Portsmouth Uni on loot box education

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has entered into a new academic partnership with the University of Portsmouth, focused around loot boxes. Specifically, the partners aim to develop educational material focused on potential financial and psychological harms that can result from loot boxes – virtual assets within video games that contain unspecified items, which can be purchased for …

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YGAM widens educational scope with Parent Hub launch

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has launched its ‘Parent Hub’ website, aimed at supporting parents of young gamers with information concerning online safety. Features on the new site include a range of custom designed tools and resources, such as a ‘Gaming Glossary’ and ‘Game Guides from select games across various platforms. The charity intends to support parents …

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YGAM urges greater awareness of gaming for parents

Kev Clelland, Operations Director at the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has urged parents to gain a thorough understanding of game mechanics and online behaviours in a bid to try ‘safeguard children from the potential harms of the digital world’. Writing for the charity as FIFA 21 launched, Clelland urged parents to utilise the resources offered by YGAM …

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YGAM focuses on BAME community engagement with CVR link-up

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has undergone a six-month independent evaluation, carried out by Clearview Research (CVR), which identified new ways that the charity can ‘effectively engage’ with ethnic minority communities. Building upon the CVR report commissioned by GambleAware last year, entitled ‘Gambling: a young BAME perspective’, CVR carried out a review into YGAM’s website, social media channels, …

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YGAM delivers gambling education to UNISON members

Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has teamed up with UNISON, the UK’s largest trade union, to offer in-depth training on gambling and gambling-related harms. Through the partnership, YGAM will offer free accredited workshops and resources to anyone who works with or cares for young people which will offer the necessary tools to safeguard young people from the potential …

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Safer Gambling Forum: Educating to prevent problem gambling

Responsible Gambling Week (RGWeek 2019) may be over but we have one more panel from our inaugural SBC Safer Gambling Forum for left to share.  Throughout RGWeek 2019 SBC has been looking at some of the topics addressed during the forum, and what measures the industry can take to promote responsible gaming.  With RGWeek 2019 having reached its conclusion on 13 …

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