Surprise! Smartphones used for cheating in school
posted by PhoneArena Team / Jun 22, 2009, 10:57 AM
Almost 65% of polled teens said they had heard or seen classmates use cell phones to cheat at exams. The study also shows that basic tactics include storing notes, exchanging text messages and pictures or more progressive use of smartphone technologies to directly look for answers on the Internet. We guess the all comfy universal search function of the Palm Pre must look like the school equivalent of divine intervention to troubled exam takers.
However, almost half of all surveyed teens (46%) don´t consider sending answers as cheating, but rather claim this is helping friends in need (isn´t this just what the Bible tells?). Only 16% admit this actually means breaking of school rules, which along with the fact that teens tend to ignore school restrictions imposed on cell phone usage can hardly surprise us. What we consider even more fascinating is the particular stand parents seem to take on the matter. According to Common Sense Media, they do believe that cell phones are being used for cheating, but they refuse to admit their own kids would do such a thing.
Posts: 141; Member since: Jan 17, 2009
hospitals, that i know dont have disabling devices. doctors have pagers but also use their cell phones. were i work, people with iphones lose their signals- i have vzw, & i have evdo all bars...
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 11:19 AM 0
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The only thing I could see though is if you have another Columbine situation and the phones are shut down and noone can call out incase of emergency...Just a thought, but I didnt have a cell phone in school and I dont think the future of our world should be filled with techno cheaters...
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 1:06 PM 0
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The highschool I went to had disruptors down every hall. The only place you had signal was the lobby outside of the office, or in the parking lot. Wasn't ever really an issue, and if an emergency call had to be made, the people responsible (The office workers were designated.) could take two steps out the door and make a call.
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 1:31 PM 0
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i always be cheatin wit my phone
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 1:49 PM 0
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nothing new in my school....come on, its 8th grade, everyone has a phone in my class (almost haha :] ) no one ever gets caught, and teachers are so oblivions not saying i cheat.... but definitely others.............:(
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 3:19 PM 0
13. vzw fanman
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i think having a cell phone in school is NOT disruptive...it's more disruptive/annoying if the teacher says "put the phone away" then everyone looks at you..the teacher should ignore it, if you want to text and not pay attention for two seconds it's your responsibility. :-)
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 4:32 PM 0
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i think teachers need to incorporate cell phone technology in the class room... like if a department were to purchase a PSMS short code and incorporate texting when you are finished with the reading or the first one to text the correct answer wins... something like that.. a cell phone can be vital to education is used properly.
posted on Jun 22, 2009, 4:42 PM 0
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