the Breck principles
The Breck Foundation is raising awareness for playing safe whilst using the internet.
Keep safe by following these simple principles that we have created using Breck’s name.
Opening files, accepting emails, IM messages, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems - they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
Tell your parent, or trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied.
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real friends and family.
Meeting someone you have met online can be dangerous. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time. Never meet up with them alone and always speak to a parent or carer beforehand.
Keep safe by being careful not to give your personal information when you are chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number, password, location.