The Reality of the MXit Mania

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Information about The Reality of the MXit Mania

Published on July 29, 2007

Author: ramonthomas

Source: slideshare.net

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Beyond Positive & Negative: A Presentation on the dangers and benefits of the MXit instant messaging / chat room application for parents, teachers and children.

Beyond Positive and Negative: The Reality of MXit Mania Ramon Thomas

Beyond Positive and Negative:

The Reality of MXit Mania

Ramon Thomas

Another MXit victim!

Media Reports Nude Teen Photos (May 2007)‏ Cocaine Parties (March 2007)‏ Teenagers outside Cavendish Mall (Jan 2007)‏ The Abduction Case (2006)‏

Nude Teen Photos (May 2007)‏

Cocaine Parties (March 2007)‏

Teenagers outside Cavendish Mall (Jan 2007)‏

The Abduction Case (2006)‏

Mark Foley

Some statistics Internet: 4 million Worldwide: 1.1 billion Cellphone: 32 million Worldwide: 2.5 billion

Internet: 4 million

Worldwide: 1.1 billion

Cellphone: 32 million

Worldwide: 2.5 billion

What is MXit? Instant Messaging Chat Rooms Interactive Community Cost/Moola GPRS/3G

Instant Messaging

Chat Rooms

Interactive Community

Cost/Moola

GPRS/3G

MXit Growth 4 million users 200 million messages 600,000 greeting cards Naspers 30% investment

4 million users

200 million messages

600,000 greeting cards

Naspers 30% investment

 

Installing MXit

 

Why is MXit popular? Cheap Communication Community Entertainment Interactive

Cheap Communication

Community

Entertainment

Interactive

Pitfalls and Perils Addiction Cyber-bullying / Cyber-harassment Social skills Privacy Scams and Fraud Predators / Chat Rooms

Addiction

Cyber-bullying / Cyber-harassment

Social skills

Privacy

Scams and Fraud

Predators / Chat Rooms

Chat Rooms Privacy Scams and Fraud Sexual Predators

Privacy

Scams and Fraud

Sexual Predators

Advice For You Seek First to Understand Online Relationships Educate Children about Privacy Set Boundaries Beware Other Chat Programs: Mig33

Seek First to Understand

Online Relationships

Educate Children about Privacy

Set Boundaries

Beware Other Chat Programs: Mig33

 

Positive Developments www.iDrive.co.za Dr Math - Laurie Butgereit @ CSIR www.childline.org.za

www.iDrive.co.za

Dr Math - Laurie Butgereit @ CSIR

www.childline.org.za

Downloading / Contacting MXit www.mxit.co.za/wap MXIT Support 0861-00-6948

www.mxit.co.za/wap

MXIT Support 0861-00-6948

Contact Details Ramon Thomas Tel 011 433-1034 [email_address] www.netucation.co.za

Ramon Thomas

Tel 011 433-1034

[email_address]

www.netucation.co.za

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