At National Online Safety, we provide multi-award-winning online safety education for the whole school community. It’s our mission to make the internet a safer place for children. We believe that when children go online to learn, communicate or play, they should be able to do so safely. That’s why we provide schools all over the world with the knowledge they need in order to tackle new and evolving online risks.
Creative Commons Licensing
Some content creators are happy for other people to use their work - but only under specific conditions. Creative commons licenses can be a knotty issue, but our explainer video will help you start to untangle all the red tape.
What is Creative Commons Licensing?
Creative Commons (CC) licensing refers to a public copyright license that enables the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted piece of work. For example, a CC license is used when a creator - such as an author, photographer, or artist - wants to give other people the right to share and use work that they have created. There are six different types of CC license in total - some require that credit be given to the creator for example, while others specify that the content can only be used for non-commercial projects.
For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.