Managing Social Media Risks

Online Short Course

32 Points

R10 753.00 R8 593.00

Course Fees
8 weeks


Social media is a remarkable phenomenon that has opened up communication between people in a way that could not have been envisaged as little as ten years ago. However, with this wonderful new phenomenon comes risks. It is critical to be equipped with knowledge and tools that enable you to use media in a manner that is responsible and protects you and others from the trouble you can get into when unaware.


You’d need to be living a long way from the rest of modern humanity not to be affected in some way by social media in your day-to-day dealings. The new electronic media platforms developed in the last decade are a great way for people to connect, but they bring the potential for great harm. This course is designed to equip employers, employees and self-employed individuals with the tools to navigate this dynamic and potentially dangerous new communication landscape.


32 CPD Points

Subject Expert

Marleen Potgieter, a qualified lawyer, specialises in the fields of labour and employment law, engages and educates clients from government and corporate entities on implementing employment structures in the workplace. Marleen completed a BA degree from the University of Johannesburg, a BPROC from Unisa, and a Higher Diploma in Labour Law from the University of Johannesburg. Enthusiastic and passionate about educating people in the workplace, Marleen now specialises in management consulting and coaching, with a focus on managerial skills and how to improve employee relations, leadership skills and ultimately reduce conflict in the workplace. Marleen is the director of Equity Works, a dynamic and freethinking company that has built its name in the highly skilled provision of services around employment consulting, specialising in employment equity and transformation. Marleen co-authored a book, Unfair Discrimination in the Workplace, with Professor Darcy du Toit and has more recently published another book Social Media in the Workplace, published by Juta Publications.

Tutor Support

Each course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.

The Online Academic Tutor, who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects.

Course and Technical Requirements

BASIC REQUIREMENTS To successfully access and complete this course, you will be required to have a registered email account, access to a computer/laptop/tablet and stable internet connection. You will be required to be familiar with using a computer as you may need to be able to read and download documents in Adobe PDF Reader, view Microsoft PowerPoint presentations, and read and create documents in Microsoft Word.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Our online short learning programmes may require additional software applications. These additional software applications requirements will be communicated to you in this information pack and/or on the website course page. Damelin Online does not provide any additional software applications required for online short learning programmes.

Please note: Google, YouTube and Vimeo may be used in our online course delivery. If any of these services are blocked in your jurisdiction, you may have difficulty in accessing our course content.

How You Will Learn

Our online short learning programmes are broken into self-paced manageable modules, designed to assist you throughout your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Learn through all your interactive course notes
  • Review case studies and supplementary resources
  • Apply and evaluate what you have learned in each module with the self-grading quizzes and assignment submissions
  • View a range of course video lectures presented by our Subject Matter Experts
  • Network, collaborate and interact with your fellow participants and Online Course Facilitator via the discussion forum and Zoom webinars


Upon successful completion of this online short learning programme, you will receive the recognition of your knowledge and skills with a Damelin Certificate of Competence. Your certificate of competence will be issued in your registered name and will be couriered at no additional cost.

You will be required to complete a series of assessments that will be facilitated through our virtual learning environment. Your course handbook will be made available to you once you have commenced with your short learning programme.


  • MODULE 0
    Orientation Module
  • MODULE 1
    Introduction to Social Media Sites
  • MODULE 2
    Generation X and Y and the Millennials
  • MODULE 3
    Social Media General Risks
  • MODULE 4
    Social Media in the Workplace – The Risks
  • MODULE 5
    How to Protect Yourself
  • MODULE 6
    Protecting Yourself as an Employer
  • MODULE 7

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