He has learnt to not give out information about himself like his phone number, address or the school he attends. He generally only plays games online with people like his friends from his school or neighbourhood that he knows outside of the games he’s playing.
Recently, Jack started being messaged by a boy the same age as him called ‘Sam’ through an online game he was playing. He told Jack he had no friends at school and said other kids called him a loser and didn’t want to play with him.
‘Sam’ also told Jack that his parents had told him not to make friends with anyone he doesn’t really know, but Sam felt like that would mean he didn’t have any friends at all. ‘Sam’ was hoping Jack would be his friend and said that if Jack was his friend, they could play any games Jack wanted to.
Jack felt a little bit sorry for ‘Sam’ so he agreed to be friends.
Jack is kind and trusting and his parents are very proud of this.
However, we know that Jack broke the rules that he had agreed to at school and at home. Jack didn’t think that those rules applied to his interaction with ‘Sam’ because he thought ‘Sam’ and he were the same age.