Everything we do is to help protect children online
Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of children and young people: they are the reason for everything we do. Every action, approach and strategy is aimed at keeping them safe.
We listen, react and evolve based on what we learn from young people.
We focus on education, co-production and empowerment with children and young people whilst creating educational resources and advocating for policy change to support this.
We put young people first.
We deliver powerful, inspiring online safety presentations to children, parents, teachers, governors and other school staff. Breck’s story is relatable, topical and moving, and has the power to reach people of all ages – and persuade them to act - in a way that traditional online safety talks do not.
Game Over is a dramatisation of Breck’s story written by the award-winning playwright Mark Wheeller. It is written for older secondary pupils (around GCSE level). Alongside the play we offer workshops designed to enhance and cement the messages learnt from the script. The play is co-produced with students from the schools, who perform it in front of audiences of their peers, teachers and parents.
Policy and advocacy
For years, the internet was self-regulated, which has had disastrous and dangerous consequences for young people. In 2022, the UK Government began constructing a new Online Safety Bill (OSB) that they believe will make the UK the safest place in the world to be online, especially on user-generated content platforms (Instagram, TikTok, YouTube etc).
However, the OSB is inadequate. We believe that (as of the time of writing) in its proposed state, the OSB would not have saved Breck Bednar. This is an opinion shared by Amanda and Stuart Stephens about their son, Olly.
We recognise more must be done to pressure the government and technology companies to take child safeguarding seriously and create laws, policies and practices that are holistic and effective.
Become our BFF
Our amazing supporters, known as our Breck Foundation Friends (BFFs) make our work possible. Without them we would not be able to keep reaching children with Breck's story. Our goal is to reach all children irrespective of their backgrounds, this means we must be able to offer our services free of charge to those communities and schools
resources to pay for it.
who do not have the
Read in our strategy why we focus the delivery of our free sessions to schools that exist in the lower 50% of the Index of Multiple Deprivation
As our BFF, you will receive our newsletters and new research reports before anyone else. You'll get important updates on how children and young people are experiencing the digital world, as well as tips to help keep them safe online.
You'll be the first person to hear about upcoming Breck Foundation events, conferences, jobs or fundraising opportunities to get involved in.
We will let you know how much we appreciate your support by involving you in our work when opportunities come up and by holding a BFF reception at our AGM.