Evaluating, Treating and Preventing Deviant Effects of Gambling through Schools and School Curriculums
AbstractStudies, in many countries of the world, have proven that gambling starts in childhood and, more precisely between ages of 10 to 19 years old, which agrees with the main period of their education. This paper aims, to shed light on the effects that gambling causes in children and the deviations of their behavior, also its connection with all comprehensive education looking at it as an important mean and instrument for prevention. This study aims to analyze the group effects in pre-adolescents and adolescents, and also the connection that exists between group, age and gambling, observing children and adolescents in some of the places they frequent. Also this paper takes in consideration the elements that influence and effects that gambling causes in children and adolescents. Nowadays we are witnessing more and more adolescents that are getting further from outdoors free activities, instead they are isolated in rooms and places where computer games are played. What interests more adolescents and youngsters today seems to be more concentrated in having or not having money, achieving success in the easiest and fastest way, in the ambition to reach a certain social or political status in order to profit more and fast, in the lack of desire for education and in spending more time and a great amount of money in sport and gambling. This paper aims at the possibility of interfering in the school curricula, especially in the civic education to treat and to know the gambling issues by adolescents, aiming in preventing the deviant effects.
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