I wanted to do a quick post on this really randomly - I think its a really important subject. I think especially if you are under 18 and putting yourself out there on the web you NEED to be careful and not reveal personal information about yourself.
There are so many lovely people online but there are also a lot of creepy horrible people so please be careful.
I know this is complete basic but even if you have seen a picture of the person this can be fake. It is different meeting up with bloggers in PUBLIC places, when you have seen numerous pictures and videos of them, but you should always still be careful!
Also some 'anonymous' Formspringer seems very angry at the fact that when I first started YouTubing I would not reveal where I lived or my Date of Birth. Now at the time I was under 18 and my Dad would only let me online if I stuck to those rules - which is my opinion is completely fair and sensible. Especially since my name is so rare - I'm not exactly hard to find.
I told people I was 18/19 when I was 16/17ish. [Cant remember exactly] Now I'm older and much more confident online I'm happy to be honest about my age, I'm 18 and I turn 19 in August. I live in the South West of England and Yes I still wont tell random online strangers where I live. I honestly don't feel like I have anything to apologise for. I was being a sensible, safe teenager and anyone who has a problem with that can bugger off!! :)