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  1. Beyond The Positive and the Negative: The Reality of MXit Mania Online Safety Action Campaign

  2. Media Reports • 'Cocaine parties' via MXit • Mark Foley • The Abduction Case

  3. Online Statistics • Internet 4 million • Cellphones 28 million • MXit 3 million

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

  5. MXit Growth • 3 million users (Jan, 2007) • Naspers 30% investment • 600,000 greetings cards (10c)

  6. MXit Screen shots

  7. Why? • Communication • Community • Entertainment • Interactive

  8. Perils and Pitfalls • Addiction • Cyber-bullying / Cyber-harassment • Pornography

  9. Perils and Pitfalls • Privacy • Scams and Fraud • Sexual Predators

  10. Other Chat Programs • Mig33 • RevoText • ProDigits • Agile • iTxt

  11. Advice for Parents • Seek First to Understand • Educate Children about Privacy • Set Boundaries • Raise Awareness

  12. Positive Action • Dr Math / CSIR • Childline / Lifeline • WiredSafety.org

  13. Contact Details • Ramon Thomas • Tel. 011 4331034 or 082 9407137 • www.netucation.co.za • www.onlinesafety.org.za