Who should do this course?

Every person who...

  • ... 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 course:

  • How to protect your digital identity, know your legal rights and be safer.

  • Are you on a whatsapp group? Do you realise you could be held responsible for the content? Even if you didn't send it. Learn more about this.

  • Sexy selfies, nude photos, jokes, fake news - what you are allowed to share and what not, and the implications if you do.

  • What to do if someone screwed up, whether by accident, deliberately or even when hacked or if their phone was stolen.

  • Cyber bullying, creepy people and what to do if someone becomes a target.

  • The dangers and legal pitfalls of social media, how to avoid them and how to protect yourself.

  • And a whole lot more...

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What others say

"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 Course Curriculum, 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

  • What is the ideal age for this course?

    This course is designed and presented in a way to cover all age groups, from very young to very old. 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 does the course take?

    This course can be done in 2-3 hours in one seating. Or you progress according to your own pace, do a session or two and come back later to continue.

  • How do I enrol my child or family for this course?

    Each "student" or person should enrol with a unique email address and open their own account. This is the best way to ensure that every student receives all the learning. If your child is very young you could go through the course as a family and learn together.

  • Can I purchase bulk registrations for my school?

    Yes, we welcome that. If you want to enrol your whole school or organisation then please get in touch with us at Emma@EmmaSadleir.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.

  • What is the format of the training?

    There are 10 training sessions. Each session has a short training video by Emma. After the video your learning is reviewed in a quiz before you can proceed to the next session.

  • Does the training apply to South Africa or internationally?

    In this course Emma uses examples of South African case and law, but the course 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 successfully completed the course.

  • Will there be updates & other courses?

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

Course curriculum

There are 10 training sessions with a short training video & quiz. See below.

  • 1

    Session 1. Welcome to the course!

    • 1.1 How to do this course - a short video illustration

    • 1.2 An Introduction by Emma, Your Presenter (Video 4min 51s)

    • 1.3 Now before we begin...

    • 1.4 This is how you'll review your learning.......

    • 1.5 Onto the next chapter...

  • 2

    Session 2: The Chain Of Publication

    • 2.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 8min)

    • 2.2 Review your learning.......

    • 2.3 Onto the next session...

  • 3

    Session 3: Teenage Sexting

    • 3.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 10min 43s)

    • 3.2 Review your learning.......

    • 3.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 4

    Session 4: Creepy People

    • 4.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 8min 1s)

    • 4.2 Review your learning.......

    • 4.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 5

    Session 5. Cyber Bullying

    • 5.1 Emma's teaching (Video 10min 20s)

    • 5.2 Review your learning.......

    • 5.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 6

    Session 6. The General Use Of Social Media

    • 6.1 Emma's teaching... (video 4min 8s)

    • 6.2 Review your learning.......

    • 6.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 7

    Session 7. The Health Aspect of Social Media

    • 7.1 Emma's teaching... (video 4min 5s)

    • 7.2 Review your learning.......

    • 7.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 8

    Session 8. Billboard Test & Reputation

    • 8.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 11min 12s)

    • 8.1 Review your learning.......

    • 8.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 9

    Session 9. Your Reputation - The 6 P's Test

    • 9.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 7mins 32s)

    • 9.2 Review your learning.......

    • 9.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 10

    Session 10. The Tattoo Effect Of The Internet

    • 10.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 9min 6s)

    • 10.2 Review your learning.......

    • 10.3 Onto the next chapter...

  • 11

    Session 11. Your Next steps

    • Congratulations!

    • Feedback and testimonial

    • Before you go...

    • Onwards

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The course takes about 2-3 hours in 1 seating, or you can progress at your own pace.

Hey, thanks...

... for reading through all the information. We look forward to having you on the course.