Thanks for the codes OP!
QUOTE (aprilrain @ 20/01/2012, 01:36 AM)
Are these codes out of the books?
Yahoo! I can have a subscription for free, to a system that has been set up as a business.
Hmmm, If so I would be considering this stealing.
Don't complain about your kid's ethics.
I'm preparing to be flamed!
Rubbish, this is absolutely not stealing, no more so than if a company is handing out free samples of some new soft drink in the street? Is it stealing to take a free sample even if you haven't paid for a can of the stuff at the supermarket? What if you take a free sample for yourself and your friend, or you go back the next day and they are still handing them, out so you take another? It's an analogous situation.
The business knows we are doing this. It would be easy for them to prevent if they wished to, but clearly they don't want to prevent people from taking advantage of multiple codes. My guess is that the business model is built around selling the books and other support materials. Clearly they are succeeding - Reading Eggs is booming in several countries.
I hope that my children learn to make the best possible use of their time, money and other resources. If that's the kind of "ethics" you mean, I do hope mine learn this from me