People like to think that Offline and Online are different places, that what happens in Cyberspace bears no relation to Meatspace.
Trying to see them as separate is a mistake. It will just cause you pain.
The Internet is not some add-on to your plate; the Internet is central to your life.
Now don’t get scared. You can still go outside and roll in the grass. Real life still exists. Just as life on the Internet does.