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Maybe they say they live near you or like the same music as you.
There is no way of knowing if someone is telling the truth.
It’s a fact that there are some people who use the internet to chat to young people because they want to hurt them or make them do things they don’t want to.
However, not everyone you chat to online will be who they say they are.
Even if you’ve been chatting to the same person for ages and you feel like you know them, you need to remember it’s very easy to lie on the internet.
Whatever you like doing, if you use the internet you might have met people online who want to chat.
With over 2 billion people on the internet there are plenty of people to meet.