MXit has been in the news: it’s cheap, schools are banning it, kids are getting ‘addicted’ and then there are the paedophile scare stories. The technology seems to have both good and bad aspects. However, like many things in life, it ultimately depends on how it's used. What should your teen be aware of?
People are not always honest about their personal details – she might be a he and might be 40 years older than you are; don’t believe all the stories someone tells you – you have no way of verifying these; keep your number, address and pin a secret at all times; don’t reveal personal information, such as where you live or what your name is – also think twice about giving the name of your school; keep your online relationships online and never consider meeting anyone on your own.
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