People sometimes feel like the Internet provides a layer of protection. They'll say and do things on social media that they may never do in real life. However, it's very important to remember that what is said and done online is still very real, and it can lead to genuine criminal charges. The false sense of security provided by the Internet will not protect you in court.
For example, one study found that social media sites are being involved more and more often in sexual assault cases. That study showed a rise in these cases of a staggering 300 percent.