Boys and Social Media

IBSC Parenting Boys Speaker Series

Emma Sadleir

November 17, 2020

South Africa’s leading expert on social media law provided insight into boys' social media use. Emma Sadleir discussed the responsibilities of parents in the digital age and explained the legal and disciplinary consequences you and your children can face for online activities. She offered strategies for engaging with boys about their digital footprint and details safety factors to consider when using social media.

Emma Sadleir

Emma Sadleir

Emma Sadleir is South Africa’s leading expert on social media law. The company she founded three years ago, the Digital Law Company, specializes in educating and advising corporations, employees, schools, parents, teachers, and universities on the legal, disciplinary, and reputational risks of social media.

Sadleir'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 offenses; the disciplinary consequences of using social media; personal and brand reputation management on social media; health and social media; and online safety. Sadleir and her team have collectively addressed hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients and over 100,000 learners across South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Kenya, Nigeria, and the United Kingdom through educational talks, presentations, and workshops on social media law. She also teaches media law to journalists and lawyers and lectures personal reputation management on various MBA programs.