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A Legal perspective on social media use and employment: Lessons for South African educators

Show simple item record Coetzee, Susanna Abigael 2022-03-30T07:45:08Z 2022-03-30T07:45:08Z 2019
dc.identifier.citation Coetzee SA "A Legal Perspective on Social Media Use and Employment: Lessons for South African Educators" PER / PELJ 2019(22)
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.description.abstract In this article, the author provides a legal perspective on the interplay between social media use and employment. The unique characteristics of social media are identified in order to frame the article before a number of considerations with regard to employment relationships that impact on deciding social media misconduct cases are deliberated upon. Thereafter, the author reflects on the implications of social media transgressions for educators' professions and contemplates the forms that social media misconduct by South African educators can take, with specific focus on defamation. Before the article reaches its conclusion, social media evidence and the impact of the unique characteristics of social media on users' legitimate expectations of privacy are also considered. The article concludes with a few guidelines on how educators can avoid the pitfalls that make social media use potentially hazardous to their employment. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Noth-West University
dc.relation.ispartofseries 22;
dc.subject Educators en
dc.subject employment
dc.subject legal perspective
dc.subject social media
dc.title A Legal perspective on social media use and employment: Lessons for South African educators en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Educational Management and Leadership en

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