Student Cheating and Cell Phone Use: Is It Happening in Your Schools?
January 22, 2009 8:21am CST
I've spoken with a few teachers about students carrying cell phones into the classroom. On one hand the cell phones are a protective or convenient measure for many students, but on the other hand, cell phones provide the opportunity for extensive cheating by students. Has your school banned cell phones? Can it ban cell phones? Should it ban cell phones? What sort of consequences should there be in place for cheating via cell phones? How can cheating be proven? How can cheating be avoided?
• United States
22 Jan 09
First, I think kids will always find some way to cheat. It has been happening for years. Secondly, I feel that cell phones should be banned in the classroom. Cell phones should have to be kept in lockers or not allowed on school grounds. Not only are they used to cheat from, but they are a general distraction for students, when they should be focused on learning. As for consequenses of cheating I think detention and or suspension is a suitable punishment, depending on how often the child has been caught cheating.