"The Breck Foundation sessions were our highest scoring sessions, both for overall marks and in terms of giving people actionable advice"
- A global financial services
Breck Foundation corporate partner
“I learned from the Breck Foundation what the word grooming meant and what impact it can have on people who are affected by it.”
- Kai, age 11.
“I learned all the signs of grooming and I think it was very helpful as I can tell my friends outside of school about it and feel safer. It was scary but I know how to be aware of it now.”
Year 6 pupil.
By donating £5 a month you can protect a whole class of primary school children with online safety lessons
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.
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
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.
Sending nude pictures is something that young people often do in their private lives.
Gaming offers the perfect environment for grooming. Players are distracted while so they give information about themselves away.
News or stories found online that are not true. Fake news is often shared on social media sites. It can be hard to spot.
Being aware of our online security is paramount to everyone no matter what age.