Approach to Digital Inclusion

Many organisations that support people experiencing homelessness are focussing on digitally including people experiencing homelessness to integrate them into an online community.

When connecting people with devices it is important to have a conversation about staying safe online. Discuss the potential harms that online gambling can cause and how data and cookies can be saved and follow your online footprint to increase gambling advertising.

When supporting people, it is important to remember that we work with adults who have the ability to make their own choices. Having a conversation and equipping people with as much information as possible for them to make their own decisions is much more advantageous than pre-loading devices with gambling-blocking software without having those conversations.

If someone you are supporting wants to online gamble, look at Section 4 in the Support Pathway to discuss harm reduction techniques.