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Written task., I decided to write a magazine article about the availability and effects of online gambling on children.

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Introduction

Written task based on the internet Online gambling is a real problem for our children Gambling is everywhere, it’s on tv, it’s on our phones, it’s on our computer, it is even there during a soccer match as an advertisement. There is no escaping the persuasion of gambling. Now, a new section of gambling, online gambling, has risen. With even more bombardments of persuasive advertisements. But the now online gambling has also started targeting our kids. Internet gambling is too accessible for children because children do not need age verification in order to enter a gambling site. Apart from online Gambling research has shown that in the UK in 2018 55,000 11- to 16-year-olds are classified as problem gamblers and another 70,000 are considered at risk. This already is a big problem but the number of online gambling offers is only growing and so is the group of underaged children interested in this. ...read more.

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These sites and apps start by giving rewards for free and winning “money” by, for instance, spinning a wheel or scratching a virtual lottery ticket, but after that, you will have to put in your own money in order to receive the other rewards. By this stage, the game will make you lose all your money but it will keep letting you win in practice so that you keep thinking that it is possible to really win. All these persuasion methods have huge impacts on children. As children are more vulnerable because they know less and don’t see the scam behind all these persuasions. Making all these children addicted to online gambling. Now, what are the effects and consequences of these addictions? If children find specific activities, in this case, online gambling, fun to do they will set this as their priorities causing them to make less or no homework at all, affecting their physical conditions and reducing their social interactions. ...read more.

Conclusion

Text type: Magazine article Rationale: For this task, I decided to write a magazine article about the availability and effects of online gambling on children. The article is written for adults who think that their child may be addicted to gambling. I chose for this text type because the article is directed to a specific group and I wanted to make an easy to read article without too deep in-depth research. The language used in this article is not too easy but also not too difficult language because the target audience are not children but also not the most intelligent adults. I also used this type of language because it is used frequently in Magazine articles. The perspective it is written from is from a journalist who wants to share information on a certain topic for a certain audience. Sources: * https://parentzone.org.uk/article/can-children-become-addicted-online-gaming * https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/22/gambling-children-hooked-public-health * https://raisingchildren.net.au/pre-teens/behaviour/behaviour-questions-issues/gambling * https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/44736452 ...read more.

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