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35% Of Teens Admit Using Cell Phones To Cheat On Tests

One thing all these new mobile technologies are helping along is cheating on tests. Common Sense Media, an organization that works on making media more kid friendly, released a poll that showed an awful large number of teens are using their cell phones to cheat.

How do they do it? Well, no more worrying about the teacher overhearing your whisper, kids just set their phone on vibrate and get an answer from a friend. They are also visiting the Internet in the middle of a test and using notes stored on their cell phones. I have to wonder if it wouldn't be a good idea to require teens to turn off the cell phone while they take tests. Or maybe they should leave them in a basket at the door. What do you think?



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