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close encounter

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A true story from Denmark. The names of the people involved have been changed.

what should I do?

  • Be careful who you trust online and remember that online friends are really strangers. People online, no matter how long you have been talking to them or how friendly they are, may not be who they say they are.
  • Stay in charge in chat. Keep your personal information secret when chatting online (name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address, picture), even if people ask for this.
  • Tell your parent or carer if someone or something makes you feel uncomfortable or worried.