‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities
Legal Topics / Social Media

‘Sexting’ schoolkids jeopardise future employment opportunities

A 14-year-old boy has been added to a national police database after sending a naked picture of himself to classmate via Snapchat. The uncontrollable rise in sexting amongst children must be tackled, but is punishment the right solution? Although the unnamed boy was not arrested or charged, the incident – which the police became aware … Continue reading

Twitter hate pair imprisoned after pleading guilty to sending “menacing” tweets
Social Media

Twitter hate pair imprisoned after pleading guilty to sending “menacing” tweets

Isabella Sorley, 23, and John Nimmo, 25, have both been handed a prison sentence after sending tweets to journalist and equality campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez in July last year.  They pleaded guilty to sending by means of a public electronic communications network messages which were menacing in character, contrary to Section 127(1) (A) of the Communications … Continue reading

Probation officers ‘gagged’ by Grayling
Employment Issues / Social Media

Probation officers ‘gagged’ by Grayling

The Guardian has reported that the Justice Secretary, Chris Grayling, has issued instructions that probation officers face the risk of disciplinary action if they publicly criticise him or his plans on Twitter or other social media. The ban follows the announcement of Grayling’s controversial plans to outsource 70% of the probation officers’ work with offenders. The gag … Continue reading

Businesses and employees must protect themselves against ‘frape’
Social Media

Businesses and employees must protect themselves against ‘frape’

Frequently, employees who are accused of inappropriate behaviour on social media sites will blame someone else. “I didn’t write that” may sometimes seem like a convenient passing of the buck, but online identity theft – however temporary – is very real and can have serious consequences. You may not be familiar with such vulgar words … Continue reading

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach
Employment Issues / Social Media

Three Civil Servants Dismissed For Social Media Breach

The Metro has reported that three civil servants have been dismissed from the Home Office following allegations they breached social media guidelines. Information obtained through a Freedom of Information request has revealed that the dismissals followed postings on Facebook, MySpace and Bebo that brought the government department into disrepute, in breach of an internal social media … Continue reading