NCCU Cyber Crime Campaign teaches kids benefits of online skills
The National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) has launched a new campaign aimed at tackling cyber crime in the UK, by educating young people about how computer skills can be used positively, rather than for online crime.
The team will get parents, teachers and schools careers advisers on board to show how skills that can be used for cyber crime are in high demand in many industries.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 40 by Reflection.
‘Fifa 18’ makes it 3 weeks in a row at No1 in the All Formats Chart, beating Warner’s new release ‘Middle-Earth: Shadow of War,’ debuting in at No2. It’s a similar story to 2014, where ‘Fifa 15’ beat the predecessor of this week’s No2 – ‘Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor’ as both were at No1 and No2 respectively.
Ukie’s current esports initiatives include developing new esports qualifications and expanding our Digital Schoolhouse esports competition to give over 1,000 children from schools all over the country to compete against each other and get a taste of the wide range of roles that make up esports. And as the main point of contact for government policy and regulation relating to esports in the UK, we will be calling for more support from government for esports in this country. Here's what we've been upto in the esports space recently:
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 39 by Reflection.
EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ takes a second week at No1 and actually has a stronger week 2 than last year because FIFA 17’s week 2 coincided with Take 2’s biggest new release of 2016, which pulled sales away from FIFA (‘Mafia III’ was new at No2 in week 40, 2016 and was the 8th biggest week 1 unit seller of 2016).
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 38 by Reflection.
As is customary in week 39, EA bring down the curtain on Q3 with the launch of FIFA. ‘FIFA 18’ debuts at No1 and of the 5 versions launched the PS4/Xbox One editions account for 97% of sales units – PS4 alone accounts for 60% (up from 53% last year), helped in part by a varied selection of official ‘FIFA 18’ hard bundles. The Switch version is a first for EA and Nintendo and the PS3/360 versions become legacy editions.
Last week at our AGM at EGX in Birmingham, our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) initiative announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier.
Always seeking to realise it’s vision, DSH’s presence at EGX demonstrates just how vital we believe cutting-edge expertise from the games industry is, alongside academic expertise in our classrooms. By introducing the new threshold sponsorship entry of £4500, we present more games businesses with the opportunity to support the delivery of this nationwide initiative.