Copying & Cheating

The internet is a great resource for research for your child’s homework and coursework. Unfortunately, however, it can be very easy and tempting to copy information straight from a website and pass it off as his or her own work. There are even many websites that offer essays and coursework for sale.

The only person who will suffer is your child … as they won’t learn simply by copying. Instead, teach them to use online resources as a starting place and show them how to find the most credible, trustworthy and appropriate websites – but only for research. Explain to why user-generated content such as that found on Wikipedia may not be completely reliable.

By copying, your child may also be breaking copyright laws, so always check for this information on the website they are using.



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