Students using gadgets to maximize their cheating potential

by Dirk
Posted June 18th, 2009 at 11:13 am
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It is official: Cellphones and internet usage have totally and completely corrupted the youth of our generation.  A poll commissioned by Common Sense Media and conducted by Benenson Strategy Group to study cellphone and internet usage by teens in relation to school and homework shows just how corrupt they have really become.  Now I assumed that the cheating with use of internet and cellphones would be evident but not anywhere near to the degree that teens admitted to.

 

Over 1/3 of students polled, (total polled was 2,015) said they had cheated at least once with a cellphone at school.  Over 2/3’s (that’s more then half!) said they knew of others cheating at school.  Downloading papers or work off the internet came in at 52% of students polled.

While I knew cheating occurred at school, these numbers are an eye opener for myself.  How about you guys?  You surprised by how often cheating occurred?  Or did you think the numbers would would higher?  Sound off below.

Source: Common Sense Media, Image Source


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