Look it really is time that everybody realised that with so many different types of people on the Internet which is merely mimicing life, in general, there are good and bad on there too. So the only safe way is to do as I have done. Adopt a name and stick to it. Tell your friends, verbally, what your name is on the Web and carry on from there.
As Paddy Fields I opened up e mail accounts and began writing the blog. People on Facebook actually threatened me with physical violence because I would not give out my true details, as they rather stupidly did. It was said, by many, on Facebook that I was a pedophile, a web trawler, a sex fiend and an animal shagger!!! Was it just that they had realised just how stupid that they, themselves, had been, by putting out on FB where they were going to be at any given time, what they were doing and with whom. Nobody, if asked on a questionaire, would give out so much information about themselves. But the spooks wanted data!!
Enter the Hegelian Dialectic. Make it seem a great idea to give it all away and then just sit back and collect it all!!!