When strangers chat on social media, a lot of personal information is often revealed. They can use all the information provided by you to stalk you or make you the victim of a crime. Be aware that, in addition to targeting you, a stranger may get close to you to target someone you know, including your children.
Why is online chatting dangerous?
No doubt, the Internet can be an extremely useful tool for young people. But instant messaging, chat rooms, emails and social networking sites can also bring trouble - from cyberbullying to more serious Internet dangers, including exposure to sexual predators.
Is it dangerous 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.