Be Smart

Online pressures can come in many forms, and with more connected devices available than ever, parents need to be aware of the kinds of activities their children are involved in.

Fourteen-year-old Breck Bednar was introduced to online gaming by a group of friends at school and was soon playing against young people from across the UK and beyond.

One of them, 18-year-old Lewis Daynes, began to 'groom' Breck by turning him against his friends and family.

Daynes also invented stories about his health and business interests.

He told Breck he could secure him a job in the computer industry, then eventually offered to sign over a fictional internet business to him.

In February 2014, Daynes persuaded Breck to secretly visit his flat - and murdered him.

Breck's mother, Lorin LaFave, has since set up a foundation in his memory, to help educate young people and their parents about the dangers of the internet.

In this moving film, she talks about the impact of Breck's death and gives some important advice on how to make sure children and young people can stay safe online.

Lorin is determined to make sure other parents don't have suffer her heartache, and urges parents to report suspicions of online grooming or bullying to CEOP. This is a service run by the police which offers advice on how to raise concerns about inappropriate online behaviours.

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