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(Last updated May 2013)

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mayhem and Weka networking groups

We received this email this week:

Hi everyone,
Every 6 months I do a membership drive for Mayhem and Weka homeschooled students internet social networking groups. Please pass this on to anyone who may be interested. These groups are a safe alternative to Facebook or Bebo. They have been running since 2002, and the purpose is to help homeschooled teens get in touch with each other. The groups are completely private and can't be browsed by visitors, but once signed up you can read all the posts (although the kids can email their friends privately) and read the profiles of the members. Besides emailing other members there are posts on a lot of different subjects to read and contribute to. Teens should join using their own email address and with their own name. Kids can join by having the parent join, then changing the user name to the child's one. Join Groupbox first (very easy) www.groupbox.com then type Mayhem (13-18 yos) or Weka (8-13 yos) into the search, or I can send an invitation. I have to send it to the email address they want to use to sign in with. (Also, If siblings join Groupbox separately using their own email addresses but using the same computer, they will have to sign in and out each time they access it or groupbox wont be able to tell which user they are)
Feel free to email me with any questions
(former homeschooling mum and moderator of Mayhem and Weka)

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