The findings are based on more than 200 chats in a variety of South African online chat rooms, focussing on real-time, anonymous chats.
While some mental health issues may be impacted by behavior, many mental health disorders have neurological or biological causes.
Legislation is needed regarding the advertising of adult chat rooms and the measures required preventing children from accessing these.
Thus mobile technology can be used, not only to generate profit from high income groups, but to provide information and create social change for low income groups.
membership is a desire to stop living out a pattern of sex and love addiction.
To counter the destructive consequences of sex and love addiction, we draw on five major resources: 1. Our willingness to stop acting out in our own personal bottom-line addictive behavior on a daily basis.
The research also revealed that advertised age-restrictions were not adequately enforced; terms and conditions were difficult to find and not included as part of the registration process; under-age chatters were not removed from the chat rooms; few chat rooms had an easy accessible ‘report abuse’ process; and content was often inappropriate for the advertised age limit.