Plagiarism is a growing and common problem for all students and educators. As students and educators, we need to understand copyright laws, recognize plagiarism, create assignments that help avoid plagiarism and learn how to detect plagiarism. It is our task as students and educators to have an awareness and understanding of plagiarism, know how to avoid it and understand why it is wrong. Students should be encouraged to use the Internet for research, but should know how to evaluate these sources, cite the sources properly, and paraphrase the information.