The National Statements of Learning for ICT state that students should "become discriminating, ethical, legal, responsible and safe users of ICT".
For students to work in this way teachers must first of all understand and model this process. MOE and MIS manage the hardware and online access for Education Queensland student's and staff to enhance security for users.
The Smartcopyingpolicy should be applied. Some online organisations offer royalty free downloads for media files (eg. Audio and images) that students can use when creating digital content with limited license restrictions however some of these request attribution or have other requirements. For example the Smartcopying website has an information pack on Creative Commons at: http://www.smartcopying.edu.au/scw/go/pid/956. This information pack is a great resource for teachers and students on Creative Commons. It provides simple information on how to find and use Creative Commons material. There is a ‘quick reference guide’ as part of this information pack which lists website students and teachers can go to find Creative Commons images, music, video etc. Follow the Smartcopying link below to learn how National Copyright issues affect Australian schools.