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Meeting people online


Making friends online with people from all over the world is becoming more normal everyday.

Discussion forums, chat rooms, or online social networks like Instagram can be a great place to meet new friends.

Do remember a few online safety tips:

  • Be careful on forums – not everyone is who they say they are. 
  • On social networking sites, keep your profile as private as possible. You can chat with new people without allowing full access to your profile.
  • Never give out personal details, such as your address, number, school, university or workplace to strangers online.
  • Always meet new people from online in a public place or bring a friend
  • If you’re being bullied online, tell someone you trust about it. 

Read Meeting new people and What is friendship? for more