Your Friends Must Assist: Do Not Talk About You Publicly
If your friends want to talk about you, they do have that right. However, this needs to be done privately rather than in any public way online. Of course, if they need to know something then they could always get in touch with you another way. Of course, you will still have a phone they can call to get in touch with you. This will be more than enough if they need to ask you about something, of course.
Thus, they do not need to ask how you’re doing online or ponder it. Your friends will also be helpful in trying to keep others from bringing up your name online. Let’s say it happens, as someone you went to school with a decade ago mentions you on Facebook. Your friend or friends can get in touch with this person and politely tell them what you’re trying to do and ask them to remove the post. It is clear your friends will be crucial to helping you stay off the internet grid.