Kelly Green talks about the misconceptions of online friends


Kelly Green 9 feels that the common stereotypes of online friends are far from the truth.

Lilly Pike, Ranger Review Reporter

“Many people think that having online friends is an awful thing and that if you have online friends, you’re probably going to get kidnapped or something. But as long as you’re careful, none of that is going to happen and sometimes having online friends can be some of the best. I have a friend in Britain and she’s one of the best friends I’ve ever had. It’s also nice to get different cultures and to get to know different cultures because she’s Muslim and I’m not, and it’s nice to get to know different stuff about that religion. There’s also just the fact that sometimes people online can help you more than people in real life. If you don’t want to talk to someone face to face, then it’s just nice to have someone that doesn’t know what you look like. That won’t judge you by your appearance, and they just love you for who you are. And I’ve had a few online friends who have saved me on a couple of different occasions. And it’s just because they like me for my personality. So as long as you aren’t giving away your address or your really personal information, you should be fine. And if you want to meet up with someone, just make sure that you see them on FaceTime or something before you do so and usually you’ll be pretty safe. I’ve had online friends for almost a year and a half. There are certain people I wouldn’t be able to meet if I wasn’t online; they’re some of the best people I know.”