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 Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) is proud to be adding another report - and the first-of-its-kind - to it's growing portfolio of research. ‘Esports: Engaging Education’ proves that there’s a valuable place for esports in education; paving the way for the adoption of esports in UK schools and further afield.
Ukie has released a landmark study on how esports is transforming careers education.
The study, Esports: Engaging Education, is the first of its kind to formally look at the positive impact of the esports industry on students and education.
Other key announcements at the AGM included the new addition to the board, Des Gayle, and the annoucement of our 30 Years of Play campaign, celebrating Ukie’s 30th birthday.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 36 by Reflection.
‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ sticks to No1 for a second week with ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ debuting at No2 and ‘NBA 2K19’ entering at No3. There is only one other new title to break in to the Top 40 this week – ‘NHL 19’ new at No28.
Today our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) team, launched their latest research report ‘Online Safety: A Pupil’s Perspective’. The report surveyed over 2000 pupils on their perceptions of e-safety in education and at home. It has some insightful findings on just how much children really know about e-safety whether playing video games, chatting online or using social media.
Key points from the report include:
What’s big, bright and was worth £5.11bn in 2017?... Interactive entertainment in the UK.
The focus of national days can vary from baked beans to celebrated three-day bank holiday weekends. They come and they go, but some are dearer to us than others. National Video Games Day brings feeling of excitement in the air at Ukie, so we thought it was the perfect opportunity to shout about what makes this sector so great. Every day we see the innovative work the UK games sector achieves in the name of creating games, but sometimes we forget to realise that not everyone notices.
‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ swings in to No1 to become not only the fastest selling Spider-Man game ever, but also the fastest selling Marvel title (beating previous best Lego Marvel Super Heroes by a big margin). Published by Sony for PS4, it is the biggest debut on an individual format since the PS4 version of ‘Call of Duty: WWII’.
‘Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age’, also only on PS4, debuts at No2, while ‘Destiny 2: Forsaken’ is a new entry at No8. No other new titles make the All Formats Top 40 this week.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 35 by Reflection.