Online Gambling by Children
Gambling is a major problem though it can be entertaining. Gambling can be addictive and this is the problem of concern. The Casinos and Bookmakers concerned are willing to spend huge amounts of money on advertising Campaigns as Gambling is the big business in America. These advertising Campaigns are not selective; they are shown to people of all ages, and all walks of life. The problem with these adverts is that, they can cause some people to become addicted to Gambling, or just to start Gambling in the first place. Children can see these adverts, and especially teenagers quite commonly get addicted to Gambling. Your Child may be suffering from a Gambling addiction if they: Suffer from lower school Grades; Don’t go out as much; Have low self esteem; Steal things to make money; Selling personal belongings; Skipping school; In debt.; Working to pay off debt; Watches Gambling related TV programs.If you have noticed your Child’s school grades slipping, then the reason could be because they are addicted to Gambling. Studying requires a lot of time and effort; if they are more interested in Gambling then their studies may slip. Gambling can be quite expensive; to fund it your Child may sell their personal belongings, steal things, or be in substantial debt. They may even have a part time job to try to get them out of debt. A Child may give up many of the extra curricular activities that their school offers in order to give themselves more time to spend on Gambling. Parents are concerned that their Children are able to gamble so easily. The problem with the Internet is that it makes everything so much easier and more convenient; normally this is not a problem. But it is a problem when it makes it possible for Children to access materials and services that they would not normally be allowed to access. Porn is a prime example, and it is extremely easy for an underage Child to access Porn on the Internet.