Wikimedia = No more worries about copyrighted images or media
It’s time to shake off the idea that Wiki anything is not legit. When Wikipedia burst onto the scene the validity was questioned because it was written and produced by commoners. My latest discovery of Wiki resources is Wikimedia. It is so fresh the word has not been entered into the dictionary and will remain redlined (misspelled). Wiki _____ (fill in the blank) proves what is possible when many put their resources together. Enjoy a better, safer, and educational search for images and media. I believe this resource is super legit!
Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone. Unlike traditional media repositories, Wikimedia Commons is free. Everyone is allowed to copy, use and modify any files here freely as long as they follow the terms specified by the author; this often means crediting the source and author(s) appropriately and releasing copies/improvements under the same freedom to others. The license conditions of each individual media file can be found on their description page.
The beauty of this resource is that the fair use of the content is stated on the page with the image. Your search has to be specific. Dogs is too broad so I searched Chihuahua. Below is a screen shot of the page. Scroll down to the second set of instructions titled You are free: here I am able to see what I need to do to use this image. In the case of this chihuahua, I don’t need to give credit for the image at all. AND, there is an easy download button next to the image along with other options for ease of use. I think you’ll find this resources child friendly, plentiful of images, and easy to use. Best of all, awareness of law and rights are clearly available without question.