Oct 152015
 
 October 15, 2015  Business, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Stuart Thomas reports:

A new app, which includes a matric learner as one of its developers, has a South African high school up in arms. Called Count 19, the app allows people to broadcast anonymous messages to anyone near them who also has it installed and started gaining traction in the last week or so.

There’s nothing terribly unusual in that: it’s sort like the now defunct Secret, but based on location rather than your contact list.

The trouble is, a number of pupils at Seheti High School in Johannesburg, where one of the developers is believed to be a pupil, started using the app to post derogatory comments about their fellow learners and teachers.

According to News24, the school has contacted the police and is considering a lawsuit against Count 19’s developers.

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