A creative gaming awareness program for upper primary students.
Exploring the joys and risks of online gaming, and developing strategies to stay safe and disrupt potential links to future gambling harm.
“Many online games can expose our young people to elements of gambling, plus extreme physical and emotional responses arising from unhealthy gaming behaviours. Children as young as 8 now perceive gambling to be a normal activity. They do not know that the online behaviours they learn today while playing many ‘video games’ can be laying the groundwork for an easy step into an unhealthy gambling future.”
Ian Ferretter, Community Engagement Officer
Gambler’s Help at IPC Health
“This was the most fun my class had had all year. Every morning they’d ask “Is it Bridge day today?” I’m so proud of my hard to reach students switching on and becoming vibrant young people who now have a new sense of agency, and not just in class, but across our whole school community.”
Chris, Teacher Altona Primary School
The Bridge gaming awareness program is designed by Kids Thrive artists in partnership with industry experts, with and for teachers.
The program includes quality learning materials and intuitive program structure for easy use in the classroom
Explore the animated journey of a young person who becomes increasingly drawn into the online gaming world. Follow their journey from fun, healthy gaming to unhealthy gaming – risking all they treasure, including their relationships and personal wellbeing.
Learn how games manipulate our emotions and behaviours to keep us online spending time and money.
Discover and create strategies to manage gaming, keeping it safe and fun.
Empower young people to think critically about online games, recognise signs of harmful gaming behaviour, and develop strategies to manage their activities.
Equip educators with the knowledge, resources and tools to support young people to develop positive online gaming habits.
Engaging discussion starters
Fun kinaesthetic learning activities
Strategies for managing gaming and keeping kids safe
Explore effects of gaming on physiology, mental health and wellbeing.
Explore elements of online games designed to keep us engaged, spending money and time.
Explore potential risks of ‘crossing the bridge’ from fun to excessive gaming.
Develop personal strategies to keep gaming safe.
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