School Talks

Emma and her associate, Carla have collectively addressed over 250,000 learners and parents in South Africa and internationally.

We have spoken to schools in

South Africa – Botswana – Zimbabwe – Mozambique – Namibia

Our Talks

Selfies, sexts and Smartphones – A talk for scholars

Emma Sadleir and Carla de Beer

Cyberbullying, sexting, revenge pornography, screen addiction, stranger danger… are just some of the issues students face in the digital age. This talk educates school students, teachers and parents on how to avoid the risks inherent to social media use, and more fundamentally, how to use social media well.

The Digital Law Company does not advocate that children come off social media entirely and avoid all screens. Instead, we aim to educate children so that they use this technology well.

In this talk, we explain the legal and disciplinary consequences that children can face for their online activities; we teach children how to best set up their platforms and devices to keep themselves safe; discuss the key platforms in some detail; and educate children as to how to build their “digital CV”.

A specific age appropriate versions of this talk are offered for younger children so as to best adapt the content to the audience. Recommended audience grouping for this talk is:

  • Grades 3-4
  • Grades 5-7
  • Grades 7 and up

Selfies, Sexts and Smartphones – Parenting the Screenager

Emma Sadleir

Cyberbullying, sexting, revenge pornography, screen addiction, stranger danger… are just some of the issues students face in the digital age. This talk educates teachers and parents on how to avoid the risks inherent to social media use, and more fundamentally, how to use social media well.

The Digital Law Company does not advocate that children come off social media entirely and avoid all screens. Instead, we aim to educate teachers and parents so that their children use this technology well.

In this talk, we explain the legal and disciplinary consequences that you and your children can face for  online activities; we teach adults how to best set up their chidren’s platforms and devices to keep themselves safe; discuss the key platforms in some detail; and educate you as to how to build your child’s “digital CV”.

For parents:

With parents we cover similar ground but further discuss how parents can best protect their children; help them to build their digital CVs and set them up to benefit from their digital life. They also discuss the responsibilities of parents in the digital age, detailing not only safety factors, but also health issues that need to be considered with the use of this technology.

For teachers:

Similarly we approach teachers with all of the issues above, but also cover the courses of action open to the school in instances of social media incidents, and detail specifically when these incidents need to be pursued through other channels. We also discuss what is expected of the school in cases of cyberbullying, revenge pornography etcetera.

Selfies, Seksklets en Slimfone – Vir ouers en leerders

Carla de Beer

Kuberboeliery, seksklets, wraakpornografie, skerm verslawing en vreemdelinge… is maar net ‘n paar probleme wat kinders in die oë staar in die digitale era. Hierdie praatjie onderrig skool leerders, onderwysers en ouers oor hoe om die risikos wat gepaard gaan met  sosiale media gebruik te voorkom en hoe om sosiale media teb voordeel van jouself te gebruik.

In hierdie praatjie verduidelik ons die wettigike en disiplinêre gevolge wat kinders in die gesig kan staar vir hulle aktiwiteite aanlyn; ons leer leerders, onderwysers en ouers hoe om sosiale media platforms en tegnologiese toestelle op te stel om huleself veilig te hou aanlyn; ons bespreek die platforms tot ‘n sekere details en onderrig leerders, onderwysers en ouers oor hulle “Digitale CV” en hoe om dit op te bou.

Onderwerpe wat gedek word in die praatjie:

  • Die sosiale media landskap in Suid Afrika, populêre “toeps” en speletjies wat aanlyn gespeel word;
  • Die regte wat oorweeg moet word rakende sosiale media, dit sluit in naamskending, privaatheid, haatspraak en aanranding;
  • Kuberboeliery- hoe om dit te raak te sien, wat om te doen en wat sê die reg hieroor; Selfmoord en sosiale media;
  • Seksklets, pornografiese oortredings asook wat ons by skole sien;
  • Ouderdomsbeperkings en voorstelle om te beheer waaraan ju kinders blootgestel word;
  • Kriminele toerekeningsvatbaarheid – op watter ouderdom kan my kind verantwoordelik gehou word vir ‘n misdaad, wanneer kan hulle gedagvaar word in hul eie naam?;
  • Die disiplinêre gevolge deur sosiale media te gebruik (kan jy geskors word by die skool?);
  • Persoonlike reputasie en die bestuur daarvan op sosiale media;
  • Kan ek as ouer verantwoordelik gehou word vir my kinders se dade?;
  • WhatsApp Groepe en hoe om te oorleef as jy op ‘n groep is;
  • “Sharenting” – die deel van fotos van ons kinders op sosiale media;
  • Privaatheid – bestaan dit nog?;
  • Skermtyd en watter uitwerking dit op die liggaam het;
  • Fop-Nuus en hoe om dit te identifiseer;
  • Praktiese wenke oor die bestuur van jou kind se digitale toestelle en
  • Aanlyn veiligheid.

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