NipIT – KIDSTHRIVE
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
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.