The Breck Foundation is raising awareness for playing safe whilst using the internet. Breck Bednar was a 14 year old boy, from Caterham, Surrey, who loved technology and on-line gaming. He was groomed via the internet and sadly murdered on February 17th 2014 by someone he met on-line. This foundation has been set up in his memory to help other young people to enjoy playing online but be aware that the friends you make on-line are not like your real friends. “Play Virtual/Live Real”.
The money that we fundraise is to be used to educate children of all ages about internet safety and raise awareness of the dangers. Please do visit the Breck Foundation website for further information for adults and children or our facebook page (The Breck Foundation)
Opening files, accepting emails, IM messages, pictures or texts from people you don’t know or trust can lead to problems – they may contain viruses or nasty messages.
Tell your parent, or trusted adult if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied.
Someone online might lie about who they are and information on the internet may not be true. Always check information with other websites, books or someone who knows. If you like chatting online it’s best to only chat to your real friends and family.
Meeting someone you have only been in contact with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents or carers permission and even then only when they can be present. Remember online friends are still strangers even if you have been talking to them for a long time.
Keep safe by being careful not to give your personal information when you are chatting or posting online. Personal information includes your email address, phone number, password, location
For more information visit the Charity website: http://www.breckbednar.com/