• 69 Minutes of on demand video

  • 4 x Training sessions

  • Quiz with each session

  • Progress at your own pace

  • Certificate of completion

  • (Discounted bulk enrolments available)

Who should do this course?

  • ALL students and lecturers at your university or educational facility who are exposed to the dangers and pitfalls of social media, which can have a lifelong impact on your career and reputation. We don't always realise the major legal implications of what we do.

What you will learn in this course:

  • How to protect your online reputation and digital CV, 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, dress up parties, fake news - what you are allowed to share and what not, and the implications if you do.

  • How your personal social media activities can influence your study career and future employment.

  • The applicable laws and legal implications of social media content and activities.

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

  • And a whole lot more...

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.”

"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."

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

  • How long does the course take?

    This course can be done in 1.5-2 hours in one seating. Or you progress according to your own pace, do a session or two and come back later to continue.

  • Can I purchase bulk registrations for my UNI or education facility?

    Yes, we welcome that. If you want to enrol your whole university or educational facility 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 4 training sessions. Each session has a 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

    Welcome to the course!

    • Welcome to this course!

    • How to do this course - a short video illustration

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

    • Onto the next chapter...

  • 2

    Session 1: Your Online CV, Your Digital Footprint and Digital Shadow, Your Reputation, The Billboard Test, The "Jump In Your Tummy Test", Expectation of Privacy, How To Do An Online Audit On Yourself

    • 1.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 17min 31s)

    • 1.2 Review your learning.......

  • 3

    Session 2: Dress Up Parties, Whatsapp Groups, Chain of Publication (What you share on social media), Naming and Shaming, Legal Risks & Consequences, Defamation, The POPI Act, Crimen Injuria and Racism

    • 2.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 26min 36s)

    • 2.2 Review your learning.......

  • 4

    Session 3: Fake News, Revenge Pornography, Sexting, Identity Theft, Online Hygiene, Password Protection

    • 3.1 Emma's teaching... (Video 15min 33s)

    • 3.2 Review your learning.......

  • 5

    Session 4. Good Social Media Habits and Disciplinary Consequences

    • 4.1 Emma's teaching (Video 10min 1s)

    • 4.2 Review your learning.......

  • 6

    Your Next steps

    • Congratulations!

    • Feedback and testimonial

    • Before you go...

    • Onwards

Enroll now

The course takes about 1.5-2 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.