One third of teens admitted using a cell phone to cheat during tests in a Common Sense Media poll. Two thirds said other kids use a cell phone to cheat. Yet 23 percent say it’s not cheating to use notes stored on a cell phone during a test; 20 percent think it’s OK to text answers to test questions to their friends.
Seventy-six percent of parents say that cell phone cheating happens at their teens’ schools, but only 3% believe their own teen has ever used a cell phone to cheat.
More than half of teens surveyed admitted using the internet to plagiarize.
Common Sense Medis is releasing a white paper on Digital Literacy and Citizenship in the 21st Century.