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Elysium joins UKCCIS Videogame Working Group

Sheffield, 24th March 2009: Elysium Gaming is pleased to announce its continuing support for the Byron Review Action Plan by joining the UK Council for Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS).

Originally involved in the initial Byron Review consultation process and most recently being part of ELSPA’s Online Security and Education working groups Elysium is continuing to provide unique insight and perspective to the issues raised by Dr Tanya Byron’s report“Safer Children in a Digital World”.

Philip Wride, CEO of Elysium, made the following comment–“It is a great pleasure to lend Elysium’s expertise to UKCCIS and with the diverse range of people involved in the Videogame Working Group it will certainly provide some interesting discussions and viewpoints. Elysium realises the importance of the Byron Action Plan and having been involved from the early stages of the Byron Review we are delighted to continue this input.”

The aim of the UKCCIS Videogame Working Group is to ensure that children and young people have a safer online gaming experience and parents are aware of the issues and support mechanisms around gaming.

Contact Information:

Philip Wride

Elysium Gaming

(+44) 0207 193 0589

pwride@elysiumgaming.com

About Elysium Gaming

Established in 2007 Elysium offers specialist services to the videogame industry focused on consultancy, event management and project management. Utilising over 8 years worth of experience in the games industry it prides itself on being able to provide specific and detailed support to its clients regardless of their requirements. With a background that has included working closely with a wide range of gaming talent including some of the world’s leading videogame players Elysium has its finger on the pulse.

About the UK Council for Child Internet Safety

Last year the Government charged Clinical Psychologist Professor Tanya Byron with leading an independent review into the risks and effects surrounding young people’s use of video games and the internet. The Byron Review provided a comprehensive package of measures to help children and young people make the most of the internet and video games, while protecting them from harmful and inappropriate material.

The UK Council on Child Internet Safety (UKCCIS) was launched on 29 September 2008. Chaired by DCSF and Home Office Ministers, the Council unites over 100 organisations from across industry, the third sector, law enforcement and the devolved administrations to deliver the recommendations

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