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.
Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.
A new strategy for growing the local games cluster and the wider digital creative sector has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), in partnership with Ukie.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 10 by Reflection.
In a quiet week for new releases, ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ occupies the top spot for a second week. It is a good start to the year for Ubisoft who now have the most weeks at No1 so far in 2017 with four (‘For Honor’ also grabbed two weeks at the top a month ago).
The UK games market was valued at a record £4.33bn in 2016, up +1.2% from the 2015 figures.
The result shows positive growth for the games and interactive entertainment economy, including an +11.1% increase in digital console and PC games sales to £1.22bn and an impressive +16.9% rise in UK mobile games revenue - now worth £995m.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 09 by Reflection.
Last week’s bumper week consisting of Switch console launch, ‘Zelda Breath of the Wild’ and Sony’s ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ carries on this week as we welcome a further 4 new releases, 3 of which debut within the Top 6.
We are pleased to announce that Tim Scott is joining the team as Head of Public Affairs. Tim joins the organisation from London First, where he was Programme Director for Tech and Creative Industries, following ten years in the civil service where he led Creative Industries and tech policy in the Cabinet Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.