The Risks of Online Gambling

Description: This lesson looks at the ways in which online gambling draws in youth and increases the risk that they will become problem gamblers. Students learn about behaviour modification theory and apply that knowledge to understanding why gambling, and online gambling in particular, is likely to lead to problem gambling in youth.

Grade:  Secondary Cycle 2

Time: 2 hours or 2 classes


  • Two handouts: What are the Odds? And Tricks of the Trade.
  • There’s a media option to play a clip from Supernanny to demonstrate behaviour modification

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