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No Tech for Breck

Lovelace House are supporting the Breck Foundation this year and joined in with their campaign – No Tech for Breck – which coincided with Safer Internet Day.

It was the perfect opportunity to discuss internet safety and engage with real life activities and relationships, reminding the children of the difference between real life friends and the people they meet online, who may not always be who they say they are. As a school, we put the technology away for one day to raise awareness, funds and enjoy Cyber Balance! We switched off all technology in the classrooms – no whiteboards, no PCs, no chromebooks or iPads! It was a challenge as we are all so reliant on technology these days but it was for a worthwhile cause and was a really interesting experience for both the children and the staff!

Breck Bednar, a 14 year old boy from Caterham, loved technology and online gaming. He was groomed, via the internet, by someone he met online. The Breck Foundation has been set up in his memory to help young people enjoy and explore their online world safely. Through education and awareness the Breck Foundation shares simple rules to empower and protect children, supporting them to make wiser choices about their interaction with others online.  For more information please see www.breckfoundation.org