We reach thousands of children every year with Breck's story
Our organisation was founded in 2014 in response to the tragic loss of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old boy who was groomed and murdered by someone he met online. Our work aims to prevent this from ever happening again. Our work saves lives.
The online grooming, exploitation and digital abuse of children is on the rise
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We are experiencing a meteoric rise in children and young people’s digital and online engagement. With that comes an increase in online safety concerns. In the year 2000, only 26% of the UK population was using the internet. However, in 2021, 99% of children in the UK went online.
IWF reports of child abuse imagery
Due to the ever-evolving and developing digital landscape, we are facing an increasing number of unregulated online spaces that predators, groomers, scammers, and anyone seeking to cause harm can use. It is children and young people who, in our shared online world, are most at risk.
put themselves in danger by playing online regularly with strangers
From Breck’s story, and an increasing number of high-profile related cases (Olly Stephens, Molly Russell and Mia Janin), and from our own interactions with young people in schools and other youth spaces, we know there is an urgent and vital need to increase the digital resilience of the UK youth population.
online grooming crimes in the last four years
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What you can do
Since 2014, we have reached more than...
children and young people
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The digital safety of children and young people is an issue for everyone. In the UK, 98% of young people are active internet users. Almost every single child you know is at risk from online abuse and violent crime. We protect them - and you can too.
In everything we do young people come first. We inform, educate, and empower the next generation to have the tools and skills they need to live, play and learn online in safety.