For the past few years teenage wagering has been increasing at an exponential rate. The increase in wagering can be contributed to family members who gamble, multiple gbo slot television programs like poker tourneys and competent advertising from the wagering establishments. It’s becoming an plague among our teenagers with no real solution being presented to the educators of our own schools systems.
The new stream of ads related to stop wagering has had very little affect. The ads are intended for helping people stop wagering but are not intended for the individuals who haven’t experienced wagering at this point in time. The stop wagering ads haven’t been able to reach the teenager with a compulsive wagering addiction. They however may reach the parents who may realize their child has a problem.
The only way to help our youth is to educate them in the school room and at home. From the years ago in health class they educated us on smoking and drinking. This is very effective on those individuals who never started. But the ones that were already passionate the educational programs were unable to reach them.
There following educational curriculums will be available to ship by August 2005 in order to give teachers the proper resource tools to deal with this growing problem:
a) Helpful Resources for identifying teenagers who may have a compulsive wagering addiction.
b) Helping Teenagers identify their compulsive wagering addiction
c) Educating teenagers on compulsive wagering addiction. This one is my favorite because this has the best possiblity to prevent a teenager from wagering, helping teenagers identify the signs of compulsive wagering addiction and if the teenager has a problem with wagering.
d) Giving Teenagers the equipment to identify others who may have a wagering addiction like their parents. This one has to be handled sensitively. I have received numerous emails from teenagers who did not know where to go, who to talk to in order to help a member of family.
e) Educating Teenagers on the resources available to get help by giving them the local stop wagering telephone numbers and helpful stop wagering websites.
f) Understanding Compulsive Wagering Addiction
g) Practical exercises for teenagers with addictions to learn about self esteem, trust and more.
The above educational curriculums can be used as a guide for professionals who want to educate the teenage population. The curriculums were based on real life situations. It’s their goal to reach these students at the age where wagering is most likely to affect their future and to help teenagers who have a compulsive wagering addiction.