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The Europe, Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”) Child Safety Summit (“the Summit”) hosted by Google and Facebook took place on the 18 and 19 April 2018 in Dublin, Ireland.  Various participants from around the world attended the Summit to offer their expertise in assisting with child safety online.  NGOs, governments and industry from around Europe, the Middle East and Africa [...]

By | 24th May, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, GDPR, Social media law|

Child Protection Software / Parental Software

Most parents / caregivers and even schools have never even heard of the concept of child protection software or even that it exists. As the world of social media and the vastness of the internet grow every day, child protection software is a must! So what is it? Software applications or programmes that a parent/caregiver or school can install to [...]

By | 10th April, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Social media law|

Children and Internet Safety

Children and Internet Safety   An issue that is becoming more highlighted in Society and awareness albeit slowly is starting to spread.  With more and more incidents of cyberbullying, child pornography and the like being covered by the press, parents, teachers and caregivers are finally starting to ask questions and take note of child safety on the internet. Social Media [...]

By | 13th March, 2018|Child law, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Social media law|

Robot Law Explained

Robot Law is a relatively new and emerging field of law in South Africa. It is rather an exciting field to delve into and includes concepts such as driverless vehicles, drones and everything to do with robots. It is worth mentioning at this point the famous science-fiction writer, Isaac Asimov’s, three fictional laws of robotics being: A robot may not [...]

By | 5th February, 2018|Technology Law|


The recent decision by the South African courts on 19 October 2017, has stirred a big public reaction. The South Gauteng High Court ruled that the common law defence of reasonable chastisement available to parents/caregivers, in defending themselves for the corporal punishment of their children, is unconstitutional and no longer applies. Corporal punishment in schools was abolished by the South [...]

By | 9th November, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys|


Section 16 of the Constitution Everyone has the right to freedom of expression & the right to receive and impart information and ideas. Section 10 of the Constitution Everyone has the right to the protection of this dignity and reputation. Competing Rights Two competing rights which are upheld by the Constitution. Section 16 of the Constitution provides a broad guarantee [...]

By | 10th October, 2017|Information Security, PPM Attorneys|


Web Rangers is a digital literacy programme designed to allow young people to gain critical skills and knowledge around online safety that they use to create innovative campaigns that promote safe internet usage and champion their rights in the digital world. The programme is about creating young digital citizens who know how to use the internet responsibly and encourage their [...]

By | 19th May, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|


Child Protection week in May is a time to raise awareness of the many dangers that face children.  Online grooming is a particularly dangerous activity taking place on the internet daily.  Many parents and even children themselves do not know what online grooming is or how to recognise it. What is Online Grooming? Online grooming occurs when an adult forms [...]

By | 8th May, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|


With the rise of bullying and cyberbullying incidents at schools and outside of schools being reported in the media, pertinent questions in relation to the prosecution of social media offenders have surfaced.  So how does the prosecution of social media offenders work? The Prosecution of Children Children from the ages of 11 to 18 up until 18 are deemed to [...]

By | 8th March, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

A brief summary of how to file a complaint with the advertising standards authority of south africa (asa)

1. Introduction In the fast paced and ever changing society in which South Africans live and work, we are constantly bombarded with advertising via different media such as television, billboards and radio. Society as a whole has certain norms and ethical codes to which it adheres, taking cognizance of the rights to freedom of expression of the press and media. [...]

By | 1st June, 2009|Advertising law, PPM Attorneys|