The 2018-19 My Health My School survey asked questions about gambling behaviour for the first time. These questions were answered by 6,940 secondary school pupils across Leeds, in years 7, 9 & 11 (aged 11 to 15) and by 632 post 16 students.
The survey told us that 24% of secondary aged pupils had taken part in gambling activity (higher than smoking, drugs, but lower than alcohol). 32% of post 16 pupils surveyed had taken part in gambling (higher than drugs, but lower than alcohol and smoking).
The most common form of gambling amongst secondary aged pupils were:
- 21% via gaming or skin betting
- 20% bingo
- 19% betting on sporting events
The most common form of gambling for the post 16 year groups were:
- 24% national lottery scratch cards.
- 18% placing a private bet with friends
- 17% betting on sporting events
National research estimates that between 1-2% of young people are problem gamblers which is similar to, or sometimes even higher than, the % of problem gamblers in the adult population.
Information for young people related to gambling – either for themselves or someone they care about.Go to Big Deal
Staying safe on line
Information on online safety from Leeds Safeguarding Children PartnershipGo to LSCP