Twitter abuse: The legal risks

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Digital citizenship, which includes responsible social media use, is something we strive to teach our students. Myriad examples exist of foolish or illegal Twitter and Facebook messages, including the recent case of Twitter abuse against British diver Tom Daley after he missed out on an Olympic medal.

Twitter and the law: 10 legal risks in tweeting from or to the UK by top UK law firm Pinsent Masons outlines the legal risks involved in inappropriate online messages. This is well worth a read to find out the potentially very serious real life consequences of online actions.

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