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C9 Perkz and separate UK League initiative raise money for charities supporting bereaved families and vulnerable children respectively

Two separate charity initiatives within the UK League of Legends/esports community recently concluded, raising thousands of pounds for bereaved families and vulnerable children. First up, ‘the other Perkz’, aka Emily Perkins, a school teacher based in Leicester in the UK, who shares an online name with Vitality pro League of Legends player Luka ‘Perkz’ Perković and is a part of Cloud9, raised just over £6,000 for The Laura Centre, in memory of a student of hers who passed away in 2015. Continue reading C9 Perkz and separate UK League initiative raise money for charities supporting bereaved families and vulnerable children…

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5 reasons why a gaming limit would be bad for the UK: ‘Copying China’s gaming ban would harm UK children’, warns IT body BCS

China’s limit on computer game time risks harming children’s education and should not be introduced in the UK, the professional body for the IT industry has said. Modern gaming challenges like building Minecraft worlds with friends, or trading on Roblox, encourage children’s interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects, said Professor Andy Phippen, a Fellow of BCS, The Chartered institute for IT (formerly known as the British Computer Society). Parents, not the state, should regulate gaming time, but they deserve better research and guidance on the effects of screen-time to make those informed decisions, BCS added. Continue reading 5…

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British Esports Association releases Esports Age Guide for parents and teachers

The British Esports Association (BEA) has released the Esports Age Guide. Targeted towards parents, teachers, and children, the guide shows the age rating of various esports titles, providing a step-by-step guide that suggests which esports titles are appropriate for different children depending on their age. The guide starts with ‘sports games ideal for children and families’, with no title having a higher age rating than three, which includes games such as FIFA, Rocket League, and Madden. Continue reading British Esports Association releases Esports Age Guide for parents and teachers

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Parents in the UK are more positive about their children gaming now than they were pre-lockdown

(Image credit: James Lawson/iEventMedia) The pandemic has seen more people play games while stuck indoors, with parents taking on a more positive attitude towards their children gaming. A third of parents questioned said that they now better appreciate the skills that gaming requires, while a fifth now had a more positive attitude to gaming than when they did pre-lockdown, according to new UK research. A survey of 1,221 UK adults conducted by gaming retailer and publisher Green Man Gaming in April 2021 found that 80% of parents said that their children played more during lockdown, with 45% saying that their kids…