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    Lightbulb Kids footy tipping at school--how do you feel?

    Just read a news article about how the parliament is concerned about players' footy jumpers displaying gambling logos due to the effect it'd have on kids. Well in DD1's class, her teacher gets the kids to do footy tipping each week on which team will win in the weekend games. What's the point of considering the display of gambling logos when the kids are exposed to and do it in schools
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    I'd be pretty peeved about that. I didn't think it would be allowed. What are they betting with?

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    Are they betting or doing footy tipping?

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    Okay, should have been specific with choice of words, she said she does 'footy tipping'. Edited initial post.

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    I wouldn't be too stressed about footy tipping... It's just picking who they think will win... If the teacher was asking them to bet with items/money then I'd be worried.

    A lot of schools run tipping comps my dd is in our league... We just ask "blues or bombers" etc and she chooses based on colours or names haha

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    Ah, that's a bit different

    This I probably wouldn't have too much of a problem with. Its just kids choosing their favourite teams basically. 'woohoo my team won!' Not 'awesome my team won so I get money', IYKWIM.

    There's a big difference between footy tipping and betting, IMO.


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    I haven't seen it for a few years, but back before I went on mat leave with my boys (so, 08) the AFL sent through to our school a footy tipping pack for the senior students.

    No prizes, no 'winnings' per se.. just to encourage kids to get interested in the code (we live in AFL heartland, no worries about that anyway ) but the kids were really into it.

    I wasn't a big fan of doing it, but the principal actually pushed to make it happen (he being a big AFL fan himself.)

    I guess.. it's harmless in context... so long as there is nothing for the winner at the end?

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    Nothing wrong with footy tipping...
    Money isn't changing hands and they aren't analyzing odds so I don't see a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anjalee View Post
    I wouldn't be too stressed about footy tipping... It's just picking who they think will win... If the teacher was asking them to bet with items/money then I'd be worried.

    A lot of schools run tipping comps my dd is in our league... We just ask "blues or bombers" etc and she chooses based on colours or names haha
    DD1 just goes with DH's team. As for me, I go eeni meeni miini moh....

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    Thank you for your replies, I might find out more about it from her teacher.


 

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