My friends: I’m meeting one of my internet friends next week.
Their parents: Are you insane?! They could be anyone. You know nothing about them. You’re going to die.
Me: I’m meeting one of my internet friends next week.
My parents: That’s fantastic!
My parents: But you should really stop calling them your internet friends.
My parents: They’re your friends. Just because you met them on the internet doesn’t mean the relationship you have with them is any less meaningful or important.