• 54 Minutes of on demand video

  • International application

  • Progress at your own pace

  • Certificate of completion

  • Bonus Resource: Downloadable list of tips for parents

Who should attend this talk?

Every parent who...

  • ... has a son or daughter who uses a device and is exposed to the dangers and pitfalls of social media - like your child, your teenager, as a parent, a student, a young adult or especially as a teacher! Even your friends on your whatsapp groups. We don't always realise the major legal implications of what we do. (For children under the age of 10 we recommend parental guidance.)

What you will learn in this session:

  • Simple and practical tips to look after your child in the online world | The apps – the good, the bad and the ugly | Practising good digital citizenship | Age restrictions

  • Personal reputation management on social media (can your digital content compromise potential scholarships, admission to university and future employment?)

  • Privacy in a public world | Stranger danger, catfishing, predators and online safety | Password management

  • The legal considerations of using social media | The permanence of the internet and the tattoo effect of digital content | Cyberbullying and how to deal with it

  • Sexting and pornography exposure | The disciplinary consequences of using social media | How not to be responsible for other people’s content

  • Fake News | Practising good digital hygiene | Emotional health, depression, anxiety and addiction

  • Special Resource: A downloadable list of tips for parents with links to useful documents and further resources

What others say about Emma's talks

"Enlightening / terrifying"

SACS parent

"Well done – seriously! Thanks too for your enlightening/terrifying talk. It really was mind blowing. I suppose much of what you shared is your learning over time, and so doesn’t feel to you like it’s as new or alarming anymore, but it really is important stuff for us to hear."

"The young and old"

St John’s DSG

“You were amazing yesterday. You got your point across in a humorous yet very sincere way with regards the consequences of inappropriate posting on social media. You also pitched the level just right so that the young and old got the message.”

"Still talk about what they learned"

Parent at Kingsmead

"My daughters were fortunate to have Emma speak at their school about 3 years ago. They are now almost 11 and 14 and still talk about what they learnt."

"Hilarious and petrifying""

Parent from DPHS

"Emma is hilarious and petrifying in equal amounts which makes her perfect for talking to boys - I organised her to talk at our school last year, it started off with lots of laughs, but towards the end you could hear a pin drop."

"Best 2 hours spent"

Parent, SACS High School

“Wow - I joined you for the talk you did at SACS High School last Thursday and was completely blown away by what you had to say! I have been to quite a few talks at schools over the years, but have to say that those 2 hours were the best 2 hours spent at a school talk!!!

"Do this every year"

Abbotts College Northcliff

"It was amazing, thank you so much we are going to do this every year!"

Next steps

Below you will find more information about Emma, Frequently Asked Questions and the layout of this online talk, or you can register here.

About Emma, your trainer

Legal Expert and Trainer

Emma Sadleir

Emma Sadleir is South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. The company she founded in 2014, the Digital Law Company, specialises in educating and advising corporates, employees, schools, parents, teachers, and universities on the legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media. Emma’s areas of expertise include managing the legal consequences of using social media including defamation, privacy, hate speech and intellectual property; cyberbullying and harassment; sexting and pornography offences; the disciplinary consequences of using social media; personal and brand reputation management on social media; health and social media and online safety. Much of Emma’s work involves creating social media strategies and policies for corporates and schools, drafting social media agency agreements and providing training and workshops on social media law. Emma and her team have collectively addressed hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients and over 200,000 learners across Africa and the United Kingdom through educational talks and presentations. She also teaches media law to journalists and lawyers and lectures personal reputation management on various MBA programmes. Emma is the co-author of two bestselling books – “Don't Film Yourself Having Sex... And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media” and “Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones: A Teenager’s Online Survival Guide”. Emma is also the co-author of the social media section of the legal textbook, “Communications Law”

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who should listen to this talk?

    This course is designed and presented specifically for parents who have a child or children being on devices and social media. Emma unpacks complex principles in a very simple manner. We do, however, recommend parental guidance for children under the age of 10 due to the topics discussed.

  • How long is the session?

    This online talk is 54 minutes.

  • How do I register for this talk?

    When you register and make payment with your credit card you will automatically have access to the online talk.

  • Can I purchase bulk registrations for my family or school?

    Yes, we welcome that. If you want to enrol your whole school or organisation then please get in touch with us at Pieter@Digitallawacademy.com to give you more details.

  • Do I need a laptop to do the course?

    No, you can do the course on any digital device. Smart phone, tablet, laptop or desktop, as long as it can play a video with sound. An internet browser like Google Chrome works well.

  • What is the format of the session?

    This talk by Emma consists of one training video of 54 minutes.

  • Does the training apply to South Africa or internationally?

    This talk is specifically designed and presented to apply the principles of social media internationally.

  • Do I receive a certificate for completion?

    Yes you do. Your certificate of completion will be valid for 12 months. It can serve as proof that you have attended the session. You have to be honest of course.

  • Will there be updates & other courses?

    Yes, social media is evolving at the speed of light. We will bring you updates and more sessions and courses.

Outline Of The Session

  • 1

    Part 1: Parenting A Screenager

    • 1.1 Before we begin...

    • 1.2 Emma's International Talk About "Parenting A Screenager" 54min

  • 2

    Part 2. Your Next steps

    • 2.1 Feedback and testimonial

    • 2.2 Before you go...

    • 2.3 Receive your bonus resource and your certificate

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This online talk takes about 1 hour.

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