Social media law

SNAP MAPS – DO YOU KNOW WHO KNOWS WHERE YOU ARE?

Snapchat, Facebook, and Instagram are some of the most popular social media platforms today.  One thing they have in common is that they track your location, sometimes without you even being aware. Snapchat is incredibly popular amongst the younger generation.  It allows individuals to send images and videos to each other that disappear after a certain amount of time.  On [...]

CYBERBULLYING: SOCIAL MEDIA’S NEW SURGE

We have all heard of devastating stories both locally and internationally of children and adults who have committed harmful acts towards themselves or others due to cyberbullying.  It would however appear that this is phenomenon is on the rise especially following the tremendous growth of social media across the world.  Mediums such as Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and Instagram have [...]

By | 7th June, 2017|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

WEB RANGERS SOUTH AFRICA

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|

Blue Whale: Fake or Real and the dangers facing SA kids

It seems a panic has swept the globe due to the “new” online social media game: the Blue Whale. After signing up, players are assigned a curator who then issues tasks; similar to a scene straight out of the movie “Nerve”, except with no reward. The tasks range from waking up at weird hours to watching strange videos. On the [...]

By | 17th May, 2017|Child law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

ONLINE GROOMING

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|

RETAINING CONTROL OF YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS

In the digital age, social media platforms have become a valuable and effective tool as most companies make use of social media platforms to market themselves, interact directly with clients and to grow a company’s brand.  Such companies at times have social media administrators for the use of the company’s social media activities.  The social media administrators can either be [...]

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

THE PROSECUTION OF SOCIAL MEDIA OFFENDERS

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|

WHY REGULATING SOCIAL MEDIA IN SOUTH AFRICA CANNOT, SHOULD NOT AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN

Minister of State Security, David Mahlobo, says that the South African Government is considering regulating social media use in South Africa. His reason for this is that social media is being abused to peddle information that harms individuals. If he is talking about regulating legitimate information before it is posted to social media, then it is simply a bad idea and will [...]

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

When does an argument become harassment?

Arguments can either diffuse or escalate quickly depending on the parties involved, but what do you do when your argument gets out of control? For example, you have an altercation with your neighbour and your neighbour sends you a scathing email. Accusations are thrown your way and you get defensive and before you know it, a heated argument ensues.  You’re [...]

By | 19th October, 2016|Commercial Law, PPM Attorneys, Social media law|

How to boost your business with Social Media

Social media is a marketer's dream. It provides exposure to an unlimited audience at virtually no cost. Various social media platforms including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, WeChat, Snapchat and LinkedIn have made it easier to get your business recognized.  There will always be other businesses out there providing the same products and services you are, for this reason marketing your commodity should be [...]

By | 8th June, 2016|PPM Attorneys, Social media law|