A creative prevention program for primary schools

Preventing gambling harm in children.

The Institute of Games is collaborating with KidsThrive to develop a series of school workshops for primary aged children that builds skills to stay safe while gaming.

Nip It will take place in schools and will produce creative peer education resources. These will be designed for use with pre-adolescents in schools, homes and community spaces across Victoria.

This project will run in 2020 and 2021.

The research on gambling and young people states that teenagers are four times more likely to develop gambling problems than adults and one in five adults with gambling problems started gambling before they were 18.

What was done

analysis of research

to ensure the project and the information was based on evidence.

Support in program design

to ensure the workshops are relevant to children’s gaming experiences

Program delivery support

by running the workshops that are content specific on gaming and its impact


Support in creating resources

To be used in victorian schools

Workforce development

For staff, teachers and artists involved in the program


Let’s chat! I would love to talk to you about what’s happening and how we could help. We will discuss the needs of your school/students in detail and custom design a workshop that will acieve the outcomes you’re looking for.

Have questions? Get in touch