Avoid instigating strangers online, especially if you’re a gamer

While harmless trash talk is expected to some extent in online gaming, know what the line is (according to the game’s terms of service) and don’t cross it. There are many reasons why: To begin with, if you’re frequently caught being toxic, you may be banned from the game entirely. But the bigger and more important reason why is that someone may be able to find your location based on your online information, which can lead to a range of dangerous situations, including swatting attacks. It’s probably best just to focus on your own gameplay instead of talking.