• 56 minutes of on demand video

  • 10 Training sessions

  • Quiz with each session

  • Progress at your own pace

  • Certificate of completion

Who should do this course?

  • Those who are entering the marketplace, professional people, entrepreneurs and every employee, from corporate business to SME. It should form part of your social media policy and ongoing training of your existing team plus new team members.

This course covers the following:

  • The principles and laws that apply to social media use.

  • Employment law and the potential legal impact of personal social media use on the employer employee relationship.

  • Brand and reputation management, your digital CV and footprint, know the legal implications and be safer. For both individuals and businesses.

  • Are you using whatsapp groups? Do you realise that you could be held responsible for the content even if you didn't send it? Learn more about this.

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

  • The dangers and legal pitfalls of social media, how to avoid them and how to be safer.

  • And more...

Enrol now

You can enrol here or contact us on Emma@EmmaSadleir.com for more information about bulk licenses for all your team members. More information follows below...

What others say

Feedback from Emma's sessions which is now presented in this online course.


Mabel Pooe

“What an amazing evening! The feedback on the evening and your presentation and knowledge of social media has been phenomenal. Most of our clients found the discussions very insightful and relevant to their organisations and equally to their personal lives."


Wan Liew

“Thank you for speaking at GIBS Strategic Corporate Communications conference. Your attendance, participation and insights were immensely valuable and made the event successful!

Vendor Funded Marketing – Tarsus

Elaine Oliver, Manager

“Please thank Emma for her amazing talk with our team this morning. I have had great feedback from the attendees and have requests to extend this to more people within the company.”

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Vicky Wilmott

"she was absolutely amazing and our guests thoroughly enjoyed her presentation – they were happy for her to carry on talking all afternoon!!”

More Information

Below you will find more information about your trainer Emma Sadleir, Frequently Asked Questions and the Course Curriculum. Or you can get started 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

  • How does it work if I need to purchase courses in bulk for my team?

    Contact us on Emma@EmmaSadleir.com for the best option and discount for your team or group. We will issue you with a unique coupon code which can be applied for the number of courses you purchased. We can create a private course for you or even a subscription membership if you want ongoing updates for your team.

  • Can I track the course completion of my team members?

    Yes, upon successful completion of each course a certificate is generated which can be placed on your team member's HR file.

  • Who should do this course?

    This course is designed to equip every person and entity in the marketplace for safer social media usage. It is ideal for teams and employees in businesses, from corporate to small, including organisations and students at tertiary educational facilities. It should form part of your social media policy, training & ongoing social media management.

  • How does this course work and how long does it take to complete?

    This course can be completed at your own pace or in about 2 hours in 1 sitting. Each student needs an email address to enrol. The course consists of 10 sessions. In each session Emma covers a topic in a training video (up to 10mins) whereafter your learning is reviewed with a short quiz. You need a 100% pass rate to continue to the next session. A certificate is generated upon successful completion of the course in PDF format.

  • Can this course be done in group format?

    This course is designed to equip each learner with the key learnings on social media. Learning is reviewed after each session with a short quiz. This course is thus ideal for individual training and learning. Contact us for more information and options for group training.

  • Which devices can be used to do this course?

    The academy and your course is hosted online. You can access your profile with your email and password from any device to do your course.

  • How can we stay on top of the latest social media legal updates and developments?

    This online course was created in April 2020 incorporating all the latest laws and developments. All the subsequent updates will be included in the next course which will most likely be early 2021. If you want ongoing updates in addition to this course you can consider a subscription option where Emma provides updates to your team on an ongoing basis.

  • Does this course content apply to South Africa only or does it apply internationally as well?

    In this course Emma refers to examples and laws of South Africa, although the course is designed to cover valuable social media principles that apply to social media users around the world. It is a fantastic training resource for everyone.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to the course!

    • How to do this course - a short video illustration (54s)

    • An Introduction by Emma, Your Presenter (1m 53s)

    • Before we begin...

    • This is how we'll review your learning.......

  • 2

    Session 1: Introduction into Laws Part 1

    • 1.1 Emma's teaching... (7min 4s)

    • 1.2 Review your learning

  • 3

    Session 2: Introduction Into Laws Part 2

    • 2.1 Emma's teaching... (4m 48s)

    • 2.2 Review your learning

  • 4

    Session 3: Reputation Management (Company)

    • 3.1 Emma's teaching... (3m 23s)

    • 3.2 Review your learning

  • 5

    Session 4: Social Media 101

    • 4.1 Emma's teaching... (3m 27s)

    • 4.2 Review your learning

  • 6

    Session 5: Your Online Reputation - Digital CV

    • 5.1 Emma's teaching... (5m 31s)

    • 5.2 Review your learning

  • 7

    Session 6: Chain Of Publication

    • 6.1 Emma's teaching... (10m 53s)

    • 6.2 Review your learning

  • 8

    Session 7: Employment Law Part 1

    • 7.1 Emma's teaching... (5m 44s)

    • 7.2 Review your learning

  • 9

    Session 8: Employment Law Part 2 - Biting The Hand That Feeds You

    • 8.1 Emma's teaching... (4m 11s)

    • 8.2 Review your learning

  • 10

    Session 9: General Tips For Social Media Users

    • 9.1 Emma's teaching... (5m 19s)

    • 9.2 Review your learning

  • 11

    Session 10: Image Based Violence

    • 10.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 4m 12s)

    • 10.2 Review your learning

  • 12

    Your next steps

    • Congratulations!

    • Feedback and Testimonial

    • Before you go...

    • Onwards

Do you need more information?

Looking forward to hearing from you on Emma@EmmaSadleir.com if you have more questions.


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