Kathryn, a 12-year-old from Louisiana, has nearly 200 “friends” on the app Roblox. But she knows only a few of them in real life. During a chat, she told people her name and birthday. When Kathryn realized her mistake, she felt nervous.
“I wished I could undo the chat, but I couldn’t,” she says.
Experts warn that it’s dangerous to give away personal information online. For instance, tagging a location on a picture or post can show other people exactly where you are.
Weinstein says always trust your feelings. If you’re worried or uneasy about something online, tell an adult right away.