How To Eliminate
Social Media Mistakes That Destroy The
Public Trust

New online program developed by Nationally Recognized Social Media Attorney Mark Fiedelholtz that helps
school districts mitigate social media risk exposure.
If You Think Your Attorney Or Conference Instructor Properly Updated You On The New Social Media Speech And Privacy Laws, Take This Basic 5 Question Social Media Law Quiz
"In Mark's class, I not only learned what I didn't know, but
was amazed to find out what I did know was wrong."   

-Louis Carnell, Administrator, Hillsborough County, FL

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2 Important Points As You Review
My Online Course Flyer

  • Unless your attorney or conference instructor has my 30 years experience as a digital and social media law specialist and has trained over 100,000 thousand public employees, you will not receive my type of specialized training in-house or at conferences.

  • Superintendents, in-house attorneys, and HR make my online course mandatory for all employees to comply with the new 1983 federal standards. They use my course in a lawsuit as proof that they enforced their social media policy with outside expert training.

  • I know of no other nationally recognized social media attorney that would ever offer this type of expert online training for $9 per person and a one-time $297 portal set-up fee.
"In Mark's class, I not only learned what I didn't know, but
was amazed to find out what I did know was wrong."   

-Louis Carnell, Administrator, Hillsborough County, FL

Questions? 954-748-7698
Superintendents, In-House Attorneys, And HR
Agree, My Expert Online Course Can't Be Done
In-House, Saves Careers, And A
School District's Public Image...
"Attorney Fiedelholtz is extremely knowledgeable . He presented the information in a thorough, detailed, yet easy to understand format.This is very important information that all employees need to know."

Dr.James Surrency
Superintendent
Putnam School District, FL
"Mark, this was a great social media liability program. Being aware of the hidden social media liabilities not discussed in other courses saves your public image, and
big legal fees."

Cindy Reid
In-House Attorney
Davidson, NC
The Pandemic Has Triggered An Unprecedented Use Of Virtual Learning On Powerful Social Media Platforms. Add The Presidential Elections, And Nationwide Protests And You Have A Perfect Storm For Social Media Mistakes That Ignite:

  • Costly Lawsuits
  • Ruin Careers
  • Harm The Public Trust
High School Student Kicked Out Of Virtual Class For Refusing To Take Down Trump Flag. Parent Demands Apology.
Philadelphia Public School Teacher Worries About "Conservative" Parents listening In On Virtual Classes.
Questions? 954-748-7698
Most School District Employees Use Their Personal Devices For Work Without Much Monitoring. Courts Rule That The Need To Provide Expert Social Media Liability Training For All Employees Is Obvious.

(See case law at bottom of the flyer.)
"Our attorney keeps us updated."

"Our policy protects us."

"We have budget cuts."

"Our employees are too busy."

"We have never been sued".

"We are just a small agency."

"Our association keeps us updated."
Insurance Alone Isn't Enough. It Must Be Combined With Expert Social Media Law Training.
3 Frequently Asked Questions
Question #1: Our Attorney Keeps Our Employees Updated. Why Should We Spend $9 Per Person To Take Your Online Social Media Liability Course?
Answer: Under new U.S. Supreme Court rulings and 1983 federal training standards, social media is a "high liability" issue, not a public relations issue. Under new 1983 federal standards, verbal warnings to employees by a busy in-house attorney or public relations director doesn't qualify as adequate training to enforce your social media policy.

In a lawsuit, decision makers are held personally liable for claiming their in-house attorney has the same expertise as a 30 year digital media attorney to deliver specialized social media law training to employees.
"Mark, I have over 30 years in education. Your expert strategies were completely new and definitely worth my money and time.

Earl Taylor
Onslow Schools, Jacksonville, NC
Question #2: What Makes Social Media Attorney Mark Fiedelholtz So Different Than Our In-House Attorney?
Answer: In-house attorneys realize they aren't 30 year digital media law specialists that spends 200 hours a week training and researching social media law. In a lawsuit or administrative hearing, they use my online course as documented proof that their social media policy was enforced with outside expert social media liability training for all employees.
"Social Media Attorney Fiedelholtz is an outstanding presenter and the administrators left the training with the knowledge they need to participate safely in the new world of social media.
This course is highly recommended.

Robert Dodig, Staff Attorney
Lee County School District, FL

Questions? 954-748-7698
Question #3: We Have An Airtight Social Media Policy That Protects Us. Why Do We Need To Make Your Online Social Media Liability Course Mandatory For All Employees.
Answer: Since courts classify social media as a "high risk" legal issue, you can't just hand out a boilerplate policy to employees. You must show documented proof that the policy was enforced with outside expert training on the new social media speech and privacy laws. Otherwise, your social media policy lacks teeth to protect you in court. See Liverman v. City of Petersburg 844 F.3d 400 (2016)
"Mark, you certainly gave us a lot to think about. While my first day address was about some issues with Facebook, after your class, I will now focus heavily on the policy strategies and
liability issues you discussed."

Robert Dodig, Staff Attorney
Lee County School District, FL
My Easy-To-Apply "Red Flag Warning System" Eliminates Having To Guess What Opinions And Jokes Are "Free Speech" And When You Have Privacy...
Employees gain a solid foundation of what opinions and jokes are constitutionally protected under the "Free Speech " clause of the First Amendment. Participants become smart fast on what words, pictures, video trigger libel, invasion of privacy and copyright infringement.
Once employees have a solid foundation in the area of libel, First Amendment law, privacy, and copyright infringement, they learn specialized strategies to identify both obvious and hidden "high liability" content.
Once the toxic social media speech is identified, employees can eliminate "high liability" speech from all their social media content, text messages, email, and other digital content. The ultimate outcome is that you post and tweet without overt worries about liability exposure.
My "Red Flag Social Media Identification System" Targets The Root Cause Of Social Media Mistakes...
Your Employees Learn New Career-Saving Skills To
To Identify What Opinions Are Truly "Free Speech"
Your Employees Learn New Career-Saving Skills
To Identify Jokes That Aren't "Free Speech".
Norfolk Assistant Principal Sorry About Photo Retweet. Thought It Was Just A Good Natured Joke
School Employee Fired After Joke About Student's Spelling On Twitter. Employee Says It Was An Innocent Joke
Your Employeees Learn Career-Saving Skills To Identify When They Have Privacy On Personal Accounts
Your Employees Learn New Career-Saving Skills
To Identify The Hidden Liabilities Of Political Speech
"Great course Mark. I not only learned how much I didn't know about social media liability, but was amazed to find out what I did know was wrong."

- Division Chief Louis Carnell, Hillsborough Co., FL
Registration Deadline Ends In 30 Days
Group Price: $9 Per Person
One-Time Portal Set-Up Fee Of $297

Questions? Call 954-748-7698.
Do You Need To Take Our Online Course Out For A Test Drive Before Training All Your Employees?
If So, Our Single Rate $79 Per Person (1 to 4 People)

(If you decide to purchase the group rate, we credit you back
your single registrations towards the portal fee.)

Call 954-748-7698 For Our Low $9 Per Person Group Rates
Work At Your Own Pace: 24/7 Access
Big Benefits Of Our Online Programs
  • Work at your own pace
  • No travel
  • No overtime
  • 24/7 access
  • Set your own deadline for completion
  • Excellent support
  • Participant progress reports available
  • Course completion certificates
4 Powerful Course Formats To Satisfy Your Needs...
2 HOURS

  • One year to finish the course
  • Modules are easy to follow
  • Course is for non-lawyers
  • Take quizzes again and again
  • Legal updates all year
4 HOURS

  • One year to finish the course
  • Modules are easy to follow
  • Course is for non-lawyers
  • Take quizzes again and again
  • Legal updates all year
6 HOURS

  • One year to finish the course
  • Modules are easy to follow
  • Course is for non-lawyers
  • Take quizzes again and again
  • Legal updates all year
IN-SERVICE FORMAT

  • Add Phone Conference
  • Study Guide
  • Paper Copy Of Quizzes
  • Excellent Technical Support
  • Legal updates all year
New Virtual In-Service Group Training Option
< Includes Facilitator Trainer Guide
< Includes Course Class Materials To Copy
< Includes Course Quizzes To Copy
< Includes Course Support On Class Day

* You can deliver the in-service group training session
in a 6 hour, 4 hour, or 2 hour session.
Call 954-748-7698 For Program Details
EYE-OPENING TESTIMONIAL ON OUR
NEW VIRTUAL GROUP TRAINING PROGRAM

"Having recognized our officers were inadequately informed about use of social media, the Natchez Police Department sought a class to correct the problem. Social Media Liability, by Mark Fiedelholtz quickly became the best choice.

 As offered, the class was for individual on-line study, over 12 months. The Natchez Police Department did not want that. Rather, we wanted a classroom version where we could look the students in the face and make sure they got the information. 

The course was modified by the instructor to take the same six hours, but through a classroom monitor, on-line. The class proctor was able to stop the several segments as needed to allow class discussion, point out elements of our policy and review where former employees had abridged the policy. As the instructor was not present, students were able to easily make pertinent comments without concern of being rude or interrupting.

The course material was laid out in manageable portions. There was no fluff in the six hours with useful material and to the point. Additional resources were offered and the cost very reasonable especially given the alternative consequences. Each student was given a link to the entire course, by email, for future review.

Through this course the Natchez Police Department did not become social media bullet proof but we laid on some good armor." 

Approved By Chief Walter Armstrong, Captain Thomas McGhee
City of Natchez Police Department
Simple 3 Step Registration Process
Email to mark@newsocialmedialaw.com with
your participant names and email addresses. You can always add more people later on.
I send out course invitations within 24 hours of receiving your list. Your employees make up their own password and have 24/7 access on any device.
My office will send out an invoice after we send out your course invitations. We can also send out a credit card link upon request.
Clearly Established Laws

Social Media and Smartphones Are High Risk Platforms:  Packingham v. North Carolina 137 S. Ct. 1730 (2017), Riley v. California 134 S. Ct. 2473 (2014), Elonis v. U.S. 135 S. Ct. 2001 (2015). Privacy Issues:  First and Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, City of Ontario, California v. Quon 130 S. Ct. 2619 (2010). Libel: New York Times Co. v. Sullivan, 376 US 254 - 1964, Gertz v. Robert Welch, Inc., 418 US 323 - 1974

Unprotected Opinions : Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Company, 497 U.S. 1 (1990). 

Obvious Need For More In-Depth Training: 42 U.S. 1983, City of Canton, Ohio v. Harris 489 U.S. 378 (1989), Monell v. Department of Social Services, 436 U.S. 658 (1978), Powers v. Lightner, 820 F.2d 818 (7th Cir. 1987), Conn v. City of Reno 572 F.3d 1047 (2009), Brown v. Gray 227 F.3d 1278 (10th Cir. 2000), Walker v. City of New York 507 U.S. 961 (1993), Brown v. Bryan County, Oklahoma 219 F3d 450 (5th Cir. 2000), Kniepp v. Philadelphia (3rd Cir. 1996), Davis v. Mason County 927 F.2d 1473 (9th Cir. 1991), Graham v. Connor 490 U.S. 386 (1989),

No Qualified Immunity: Qualified immunity applies so long as the official conduct of the individual defendant "does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known. Harlow v. Fitzgerald, 457 U.S. 800, 818 (1982),  White v. Pauly, 137 S. Ct. 548, 551 (2017), Anderson v. Creighton, 483 U.S. 635, 640 (1987), Pearson v. Callahan, 555 U.S. 223 (2009). Cahoo v SAS Analytics Inc. 912 F.3d 887 (Cir. 2019).

High Liability Issues That Require More Than A Policy:: Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, 524 U.S. 775 (1998), Burlington Industries Inc. v. Ellerth, 524 U.S. 742(1998). State of Mind For Punitive Damages Kolstad v. American Dental Ass'n, 119 S. Ct. 218 (1999). Deletion and Blocking: Knight First Amendment v. Trump 302 F. Supp. 3d 541 (2018), Page v. Lexington County School District One 531 F.3d 275 (4th Cir. 2008), Virginia v. Black 538 U.S. 343 (2003),Good News Club v. Milford Central School, 533 U.S. 98, 200 Denver Area Education. Telecommunications Consortium, Inc. v. F.C.C. 518 U.S. 727 (1996), Gitlow v. New York, 288 U.S. 652 (1925)

Federal Courts Rule That Speech On Social Media Is Inherent Disruptive Of A Public Employer's Operations: Richardson v. Beckon 337 F. App'x 637 (9th Cir. 2009), Snipes v. Volusia Count, 704 F. App'x 848 (11th Circuit 2017). Dible v. City of Chandler, 515 F3d 918 (9th Circuit 2008).
Contact Information
Website: www.legallysafesocialmedia.com

Email: mark@newsoicalmedialaw.com

Phone: 954-748-7698