child abuse

CORPORAL PUNISHMENT BY PARENTS / CAREGIVERS NOW ILLEGAL

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|

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|