One of the highlights of this year’s Knysna Literary Festival will be a talk by Emma Sadleir entitled “Exploring Social Media Risks.”

Emma Sadleir is a media law consultant and speaker whose areas of expertise include all aspects of print and electronic media law, with a particular focus on defamation, privacy and social media law.

She is an admitted attorney and worked in the media litigation department of Webber Wentzel for five years before going on her own to specialise in social media law in 2013. Her work includes creating social media strategies and policies for corporates and schools, and providing training and workshops on social media law.

She is the co-author of Don’t Film Yourself Having Sex… And Other Legal Advice For The Age of Social Media. The book was described by Professor Jonathan Jansen as “the most important textbook” a university student will buy.

Her talk at the Knysna Literary Festival will cover the safety, legal, disciplinary and reputational risks of social media and how to protect your children in this digital age.

Ling Dobson, founder of the festival, said that Emma will be initiating a vital conversation which all parents should have with their children.

Tickets for the seventh annual Knysna Literary Festival went on sale this week and three events have already sold out – Look ‘n Cook with Pete Goffe-Wood, Delicious Word Journey and Fate of the Nation.

The event takes place from 17 to 20 March and the full programme is available on the Knysna Literary Festival website, and in printed format from Pam Golding Properties Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, and Bargain Books in the Knysna Mall and The Market Square, Plettenberg Bay.

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