The mother of a murdered 14-year-old boy, Breck Bednar, is working with police on a film about how her son was groomed online.
Lorin Lafave, Breck Bednar’s mother, campaigns to educate young people about internet safety.
LaFave hopes the film telling the story of her son’s murder will also go viral and bring home to young boys the danger posed by online predators. “I feel that this sort of method is one that will get through because it’s quick and engaging and will get the message across to young people in a way that they will find interesting,” she said. “Rather than a big list of rules, dos and don’ts that would just bore them, this is something they can watch and share.”
Leicestershire police are seeking to commission an independent film-maker to produce the short film, with the working title Breck’s Last Game.
Lewis Daynes, the 19-year-old computer engineer who groomed Breck over the internet before luring him to his flat and killing him, was sentenced in 2015 to a minimum of 25 years in prison. Breck had told his parents he was sleeping at a friend’s house near their home in Caterham, Surrey, but secretly travelled to see Daynes in Grays, Essex, after months of talking on an online gaming forum.
Lorin founded the Breck Foundation to educate young people and their parents about online grooming and internet safety, now speaks regularly to schoolchildren.
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Warwickshire Community Safety Team’s Prevent Officer and Cyber Crime Advisors have collaborated to offer a parents education session on online grooming. These sessions will be free and available for parents groups in Warwickshire communities or schools across all districts and boroughs to arrange. The two hour session will educate around the following topics listed on the flyer below:
Schools & and communities Flyer Prevent Online Grooming – Keeping your family
To book your parents group or school parents group for the free two hour session please email firstname.lastname@example.org with dates and times that suit you.
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