When the Breck Foundation went into my daughter's school and talked to every child about Breck and how they could protect themselves and their friends online, and to the little ones (including my daughter's reception class) about stranger danger, and then held information sessions for us parents, I was absolutely blown away. The heart-breaking story of Breck was hard enough to hear, but can you imagine losing your child in such tragic circumstances, and telling the story over and over again, reliving that pain, just to try to prevent the same from happening to other people's children?? The Breck Foundation are doing such amazing work, and I wanted to do something to help, and something that was certainly not going to be easy, so between the 17th Feb 2017 and 17th Feb 2019 I am going to go from couch to marathon with 14 separate events (well couch was at the beginning of the year, I'm training now to start with a 5k). I'll keep you updated with what the events are going to be and will document my progress on a Facebook page.
The Breck Foundation’s mission is to educate young people how to keep safe when using the internet. Through education and awareness we teach young people that their relationships online are not like real life friendships, that they should not disclose personal information and never arrange to meet with someone who has befriended them online alone and in a private place. We do this by sharing the real life story of Breck Bednar, a 14 year old boy from Caterham who was tragically groomed online and lured to his death in February 2014.