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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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Since 2014, we have reached more than...

14,000 +

teachers and

150,000 +

children and young people



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Donate now to keep children safe

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.

By donating £5 a month you are protecting a whole class of primary school children every year with online safety lessons 

By donating £10 a month you are paying for the training of 10 new Breck Ambassadors every year. Once trained these ambassadors can reach thousands of children and young people

By donating £25 a month you can fund the 'online safety' education of 80 new trainee teachers so that they can spot the signs of grooming in their pupils

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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. 

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