What parents need to know about digital piracy

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What parents need to know about digital piracy

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Plagiarism and piracy are two forms of copy writing infringement; plagiarism is when you copy someone else's work and try to pass it off as your own and piracy is when you download big files and that's stealing. One of the most important things for parents to understand about plagiarism and piracy is that kids need to learn how to respect other people's creative work and learn how to give credit for other people's work. We're living in a digital age when it's so easy to copy anything off the internet, but if we properly attribute what we're using, then we're respecting other people's creative work. Schools are actually helping children learn how to properly cite the references that they found on the internet, it's part of the bibliography.

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Caroline Knorr

Parenting Editor, Common Sense Media

As Common Sense Media's parenting editor, Caroline helps parents make sense of what’s going on in their kids' media lives. From games to cell phones to movies and more, if you're wondering "what’s the right age for…?", Caroline can help you make the decision that works best for your family. She has more than 20 years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at Walmart.com, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do. And she's the proud mom of a teenage son whose media passions include Star Wars, StarCraft, graphic novels, and the radio program This American Life

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