Online you can pretend to be something you’re not – a friend, a mentor, a boyfriend or girlfriend.
You can even pretend to be a completely different person.
It can be easier to find single people, flirt and talk about things like sex. They use sites and apps where they know young people go to look for love, flirt or find support.Have you started an online relationship and they’re trying to take things further.If you do meet someone online, it’s always risky to meet up with them face to face.If you decide to meet up, remember the dangers and follow these common sense rules: Have you met someone online and you’re not sure they are who they say they are? Most dating sites are for over 18’s only - but even using those that are for ‘teens’ is really risky.
So if you haven’t met someone in real life, how can you be sure who you’re chatting to?