Question: Is making friends online safe?

Having online friends isnt bad as long as you go about it safely. Before you make online friends real friends, make sure to video chat and talk on the phone. Be sure to always bring someone with you when you meet people that youve only had digital communication with so far in person.

How dangerous is it to make friends online?

The dangers of meeting someone over the internet can include sexual predators, thieves, blackmailers and the fear of not knowing who is actually behind the phone. Anyone can act like someone they are not when they are behind any electronic device, and it is very easy to make good conversations flow over text.

Is it normal to have online friends?

Friends are friends regardless of where they come from or how you meet them, Vo said. They say online friendships, which often form within teens extended networks, are generally OK as long as teens balance the interactions, stay safe and realize the limitations.

Is online friend good?

“Theyre just as good as real-life friends,” Kasey Lemley said. “You create a bond with them.” Parents may be worried, but experts arent concerned. Internet friends may not know you physically in person in the beginning of the friendship, but the bonds they have can grow stronger than any real-life friendship.

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