What are your teens doing with their money?
A new survey says four in ten of them are gambling some of it – some online.
The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health surveyed Canadian high school students about their gambling habits over the past three months.
Tara Elton-Marshall says youth gambling doesn’t always lead to addiction.
But some research suggests the earlier you start, the more likely it is to be a problem.
“The real concern is that for those who do develop a problem with gambling, eventually, it can be rather severe. From financial loss, to legal losses, to major impacts on the family, suicide and other factors,” Elton-Marshall tells 680 CJOB.
The most popular form of gambling for teens was a dare or challenge. Then scratch tickets, sports betting, games and cards.