Parents often worry about their children stealing items from the store. But, do they worry about their children stealing online? Can students steal online without being in an online store? Yes!
Students are being asked to create presentations with various presentation tools, apps and websites. The number one place for finding images is Google. Students can easily search for an image, save it and use it without giving credit. Why is this? For most, they just do not know any better AND it is super simple!
School communities and parents need to take action! It is time to be absolutely sure students know how to properly search images using Google. I have offered a simple challenge to students which is included below this text. As a school community are taking important steps to ensure students learn the "right way to search images". As parents, please accept the challenge as well so that you can hold your child accountable and be their guide on the side!
SEARCHING GOOGLE IMAGES – THE RIGHT WAY
1. Go to google.com
2. Tap on images in upper right.
3. Type the text to search for your image
4. Once you see images, Tap On “Search Tools”
5. Tap on Usage Rights
6. Choose Labeled for ReUse. Now you are practicing good digital citizenship and uplifting others by NOT STEALING their work but rather giving credit.
7. Find out which website the picture is from by taking note of the website address and possibly who created the image or took the picture.
8. Be sure to give credit in your project!
As an extension, you can also review the video below with your child.