If you develop a friendship with someone online, be sure to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Has this person asked me to keep any information secret?
  • Has this person flirted with me, or asked me about anything sexual?
  • Has this person asked me about anything private?
  • Have I felt pressured by this person to do anything?
  • Do I feel true to myself — sticking to my values — when I talk to this person?
  • If the answer is “Yes,” then this friendship is risky and it’s time to stop talking to this person. You
    deserve better!

Bonus Tip!

  • If someone starts chatting with you about inappropriate topics or asks you to send a picture of yourself, end the conversation immediately. And never plan a face-to-face meeting with someone you met onlinewithout taking a parent or guardian along.