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Online Education

What are online harms?

Breck Foundation was set up in 2014 in response to the tragic murder of Breck Bednar, aged 14. Over the course of a year, Breck was groomed online by an 18-year-old man who ran the internet gaming server that Breck and his school friends used every day.

Our primary objective remains educating children about the dangers of online grooming. However, we are expanding the scope of our work to include topics such as the spread of fake news, the risk of radicalisation, and the issue of county-lines grooming. By addressing these emerging concerns, we aim to equip children with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the online world safely and responsibly.

Learn more about online safety topics to help support yourself or the young people in your life. 


Do you know the signs
of grooming?

Grooming is often thought of as a sexually motivated crime, but in fact there are many outcomes of grooming including radicalisation, county lines/gang activity, cybercrime and more. 

What to do if you suspect grooming?

We can signpost you towards lots of different organisations that can give you immediate support or advice. In an emergency, you should always call the Police on 999.

Understanding Breck's story

Breck's Last Game is an award-winning film that was a collaboration between our organisation and four police forces, it might help you understand or explain a situation happening in your life or that of a loved one. 

Learn more about other types of harm


Online bullying, also known as cyber-bullying, is when one person bullies another using an online platform, such as social media or messaging services.


It has been shown that there is a direct link between social media and the increase in depressive episodes and self-harm in young people.

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Sending nude pictures is something that young people often do in their private lives. 

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Online gaming

Gaming offers the perfect environment for grooming. Players are distracted while so they give information about themselves away.

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Fake news

News or stories found online that are not true. Fake news is often shared on social media sites. It can be hard to spot.

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Being aware of our online security is paramount to everyone no matter what age.

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