Norwegian regulator Lotteritilsynet has flagged concerns about the amount of children and young people being exposed to gambling adverts on social media.
The call came in response to the Norwegian Media Authority’s (Medietilsynet) 2022 report on children and the media. The study found that 63% of children and young people aged 13-18 had seen adverts for gambling.
Some 64% of children aged between 13 and 14 had seen ads, as well as 64% of 15-16-year-olds. In addition, 61% of those aged 17-18 reported being exposed to gambling adverts on social media.
While this was lower than 71% in the last report in 2020, Medietilsynet and Lotteritilsynet were concerned with the findings.