Manor Wood Primary School

CSE- Breck Bednar

The Life and Death of Breck Bednar


This unit has been adapted to make it age appropriate for our Year 6 Children, and we teach this unit to highlight the importance of staying safe online, as well as teaching children about how to stay safe from the risks of online grooming.


This unit is taught through watching 'Murder Games'. which is a BBC Three docudrama that tells the true story of Breck Bednar, a 14- year-old schoolboy from Surrey who was murdered after being groomed online.


Breck was befriended by an older teenager, Lewis Daynes, while playing online video games. Over the course of nine months Lewis became gradually more manipulative towards Breck, eventually persuading Breck to travel alone to Daynes’s flat in Essex where he murdered him.


In January 2015, Lewis Daynes, 19, was sentenced to life in prison and will serve a minimum of 25 years in custody.