Dear Editor, The rate at which young people, including children, engage in gambling is worrying.
Most children sometimes take part in gambling because of peer pressure. Others also do that with the intention to win lots of money and misuse it.
Once children get addicted to gambling, and since most of them are not working, getting money to engage in it would be difficult for them. They can either steal or borrow money from their friends which can create problems for them.
Moreover, gambling could affect the general health of the child because the child will use the money given to him for feeding to gamble.
It is important that schools, families and society in general help in combating gambling which is gradually becoming attractive to youngsters.
Schools and parents should educate youngsters on the dangers of gambling so that they will not engage in such acts.
Osei Bonsu, Accra.