Why Chatman?

Chatman is a FUN and entertaining platform for children, and also serves as a security device and acts as a protection shield for parents, while your child is online. Chatman educates children about online safety, brings a valuable educational asset to your child’s computer time, encourages friendship, develops positive communication skills, and stimulates creativity. Chatman’s artificial intelligence analyzes the text your child writes and receives with vocabulary recognition of over 15,000 words and thousands of phrases. As your child teaches Chatman new words, Chatman’s vocabulary will continue to expand. . Through games and applications, Chatman teaches your child the value of friendship and motivates your child to excel. With Chatman, the time your child spends on the computer will become quality time. Chatman will provide your child with a safe, valuable and fun environment on the web.


The Chatman Platform Protect your child Educational aspect Safety Privacy issues
General internet safety guidelines

Why Chatman?

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Chatman is a FUN and entertaining platform for children, and also serves as a security device and acts as a protection shield for parents, while your child is online. Chatman educates children about online safety, brings a valuable educational asset to your child’s computer time, encourages friendship, develops positive communication skills, and stimulates creativity. Chatman’s artificial intelligence analyzes the text your child writes and receives with vocabulary recognition of over 15,000 words and thousands of phrases. As your child teaches Chatman new words, Chatman’s vocabulary will continue to expand. . Through games and applications, Chatman teaches your child the value of friendship and motivates your child to excel. With Chatman, the time your child spends on the computer will become quality time. Chatman will provide your child with a safe, valuable and fun environment on the web.

The Chatman Platform

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Chatman’s platform consists of a physical device connected by a USB cable to the computer, a Mac or PC software package and a website. Chatman sits by your child’s computer and interacts with him/her via direct chatting or if they are allowed to chat on line, responding to their Internet chats with friends (if they use Facebook™, MSN™ or Skype™). Chatman helps with homework, provides voice reminders and much more. As a result of his 'real life' qualities and functions, a friendship forms between the child and Chatman. A caring, sharing relationship develops, giving children a way to express their thoughts and creativity.

Once installed, your child can talk (via chat) to Chatman, and hear Chatman respond.

Chatman’s responses are fun & diverse, involving voice and movement of his eyes, hands and antennae in response to IM being exchanged.

Using the software provided, your child can create words, phrases and sounds for Chatman to repeat, as well as physical gestures for him to perform;(these are called Chit Chats) expanding their vocabulary, interacting and responding to a variety of moods and emotions.

Once created, Chit Chats can be entered in monthly competitions or shared with friends, allowing children to earn credits for their creative efforts.

How does it work?

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Chatman responds to your child’s communication, so kids can either interact directly with Chatman, using our software or among themselves using their instant messaging software. Chatman identifies particular words and situations and responds to them accordingly. The accumulation of responses defines Chatman’s character. Each of Chatman's personalities have a different character and as such, different responses. Through Chatman’s responses, your child will recognize a particular personality that s/he might feel closer to, a character they can relate to, or one that makes them laugh the most.

The Chatman Control Panel enables you and your child to control and change Chatman’s responses and personality. You can add, edit or delete any of Chatman’s Chit Chat actions (movement and dialogue) thereby re-defining new or existing personalities.

New personalities can be shared with other Chatman users or downloaded from our website.

Additional features

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Both the website and the Chatman software offer a wide variety of fun, interesting and educational activities. Some of these include:

Fun stuff – Games, videos and fun activities from the Internet

New stuff – Download additional personalities and Chit Chats

Homework Helper – Allows children find information, video tutorials and pictures relating to homework and areas of interest to them.

Reminders – set reminders and alerts on Chatman – homework time, sleep time, chores and birthdays. Let Chatman remind them it’s time to do something else.

Valuable Parenting Tool

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Chatman is also a valuable parental Internet control device, providing alerts in response to unsafe or inappropriate messages.

  • Chatman alerts your child when unsafe words and phrases are used (such as curse words or code words like 420 – a code for marijuana)
  • Chatman’s search functionality blocks web searching of unsafe keywords and phrases
  • Parents can define (with or without their child) words and types of content that are inappropriate and Chatman with then alert the child when these words or contents are encountered on their computer (for example, phrases like "where do you live?" or “what is your password?”)
  • The games and cinema sections include hundreds of kid-oriented games and videos which are filtered in order to ensure that they are safe and appropriate for children. Chatman provides optional subscription based updates for the games and the videos.
  • Rondyo is planning to launch a set of additional applications that will enable the parent to block Internet access when Chatman is unplugged and provide extensive URL filtering (blocking web site names)
  • Rondyo makes significant efforts to ensure offensive material is not uploaded onto the Chatman site. We encourage you to report anything offensive you may come across and that we may have missed. You or your child can easily do this by clicking on the ‘Report Abuse’ button in the Chit Chats list. Reported items will be reviewed and removed if deemed in violation of our Terms & Conditions.

Who should use Chatman?

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Chatman is suitable for children ages 8-14. For younger children, Chatman can be used out of the box. For older or more developed children, Chatman can be used with the more advanced fun features.

Educational, Creative, Cool

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With Chatman, your child’s computer time will be spent in a more valuable, productive, and educational way.

Through teaching Chatman new words, your child increases Chatman's knowledge and increases his own vocabulary.

As your child interacts with Chatman, he forms a relationship with him and develops better social skills.

Chatman is an educational tool that:

  • Encourages your child’s creativity and imagination
  • Promotes your child to expand his/her vocabulary
  • Helps your child develop positive communication skills and emotional growth

Homework assistance

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  • The homework section includes filtered videos and articles that are organized for easy access
  • The web consists of a huge amount of interesting information that can be presented to your child to increase their knowledge. Chatman organizes and filters educational videos for your child, making it fast, safe and easy for your child to find relevant and interesting information that can assist them with their studies.
  • Includes links to videos and additional information that is scanned and collected especially for your child’s needs . Updates are available with an optional subscription based service.
  • The homework videos are complimentary to what your child is learning in school.•
  • The videos provide a visual reference for school material, making school subjects easier to understand (e.g. when your child learns about ancient Rome, they can view a movie about ancient Rome, that will enable better visualization of what is being learned in class).

Encourages Emotional Development and Good Communication skills

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Chatman is one of the best children’s educational products available on the market because it helps children understand the emotional content of the messages they receive and the emotional impact of the messages they send. Chatman recognizes and interprets the moods of over 15,000 words to help your child identify the mood associated with different words and topics.

  • Chatman helps your child develop a better understanding of the emotional impact of words.
  • As a communication device, Chatman helps your child become better attuned to the cause and effect of words.
  • Chatman is about hearing a reaction, improving emotional intelligence, teaching normative communication skills and encouraging verbal creativity– within a safe, mediated and controlled environment.
  • Chatman understands a wide variety of current, commonly used slang words and acronyms, helping your child interpret the implications of these "codes".

What if my child downloads inappropriate content or offensive material?

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Rondyo makes significant efforts to ensure offensive material is not uploaded onto the Chatman site. We encourage you to report anything offensive you may have come across and that we may have missed. You or your child can easily do this by clicking on the ‘Report Abuse’ button in the Chit Chats list. Reported items will be reviewed and removed if deemed in violation of our Terms & Conditions.

Privacy Issues

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Chatman works with existing instant messaging software. Your children can use Chatman in conjunction with the instant messaging software they use to communicate with their friends.

No new chat friends can be added through Chatman.

Chatman is not a platform for meeting people, thus eliminating ‘stranger danger’. Your child can only use the software to chat with people already on their friends list.

At Rondyo we fully respect you and your child’s privacy and confidentiality. We do not pass on or share your personal details with any 3rd parties and all information is encrypted and secured for your protection.

System emails

Initially we will email you to verify your email address. Re-setting your password also involves an email. Other than that, from time to time we may send you service emails or notices of great improvements and developments – only relevant information, and we'll keep it short and sweet.

We urge you to read our MyChatman.com Privacy Policy.

General internet safety guidelines

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Please go over the following this important information with your child about online safety:

1. Keep your password private. Do not share your password with anyone except your parents. Anyone else using your password can pretend to be you and may give out your personal information or do something that could get you in trouble.

2. Keep personal information private. Never give out information like your real name, phone number, age, address or school name.

3. If someone asks you for personal information or says or does something that makes you uncomfortable, tell your parents.

4. Pick a username that is different from your real name. Stay away from names that could be read as suggestive.

5. Stay away from chat rooms without moderators.

6. Encourage children to meet and play with children their age, outside and away from the computer.