cyberbullying

CHANGING THE INTERNET AS WE KNOW IT

In October last year, President Cyril Ramphoasa signed the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) into law. The Bill first entered the National Assembly in 2015, but not before it was widely criticised as archaic, vague and broad enough to include everything from hard-core pornography to cat videos on Youtube. The last four years before the Bill’s enactment, have [...]

By | 10th March, 2020|4IR, Cybersecurity, Data Protection, Media Law, PPM Attorneys, Privacy Law|

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|

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|