Online piracy may not sound like a big deal to many young people, but the consequences can be severe.
Did you know that more than half of people who used pirated content fell victim to hacking or viruses, and more than a third were exposed to inappropriate content?
“Young people are often quite shocked to hear that using other people’s photos or music on your own blog or website can be a breach of copyright law,” says Holly Powell-Jones, founder of Online Media Law UK. Piracy can expose young people to viruses, malware and even a criminal record.
Teaching about online piracy and intellectual property
So how can we teach young people about intellectual property (IP) and how to stay safe online, without filling them with fear?
1. Keep it simple
Piracy may seem complicated, but it’s quite straightforward. Piracy is using somebody else’s creative content – like a…