|According to the survey, 23% of all students reported having cheated on their smartphones (Source: Pixar Bay)|
It is not yesterday that students cheating at school. There are students who cheat if they do not know the answer to the exam at school. The most common is to copy the answer of the person sitting next to you, or write the contents of the test on another sheet of paper so that you can test it secretly.
However, the development of digital devices is becoming more and more tricky. Using electronic devices is much easier to cheat, and it is possible to get high marks without studying. According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 23% of all students reported having cheated on their smartphones. Also, in the same survey, over 65% of respondents said that they had witnessed another student doing cheating or doing homework.
Why do children cheat?
Very young children do not understand the concept of dishonesty. I do not think it is wrong to share the answers with each other, to see the test, and to refer to the textbook. However, some students know that this behavior is cheating. Some people feel that they are under pressure to get good grades, knowing that they are wrong, but they feel the pressure to be the number one school in the whole school, to be awarded a prize at the competition, and to receive a scholarship. Of course, there are those who choose cheating in an easy way because they do not want to study. It is much easier for them to copy their answers rather than thinking about them or solving them.
Examples of cheating
Worldwide, fraudulent practices using electronic devices are becoming widespread. Teachers also complain that it becomes increasingly difficult to crack down on cheating in schools. It is not easy to detect students who cheat because there are too many electronic devices that can not cheat now. Teachers as well as parents should know how children use electronic devices to cheat. According to an article by the Very Well Family, children often cheat in the following ways:
Text message: Send and receive each other's text messages. Mainly hide the smartphone under the desk, and when the teacher does not see, the pupil and the finger move only, and the character is exchanged while watching the screen.
Notes on Exams: Keep in mind that smartphones have a variety of note apps to keep track of all the exams. You can also search the internet for the contents of the test and solve it.
Copy and Paste: Some children use their content when they do homework or write reports. Instead of revealing the source, it is copying and pasting the text that someone wrote on the Internet. Fortunately, in this case, there is a tool that checks the consistency with the literature on the Internet.
Social media peeking: When teachers do not see, they answer each other through SNS.
|▲ I do not reveal the source, but I copy and paste the text written by others and submit it as homework (Source: Pixar Bay)|
To prevent your child from cheating
Education to prevent cheating should start from the home. To do that, parents should know how to educate their children. The Barrywell family introduced the following educational strategies that should be used to guide your child's cheating through articles:
1. It is clear that cheating is a behavior that should not be done. According to a recent article in the Journal of Economic Psychology in 2011, it is helpful to make sure that parents tell the truth that cheating is a bad thing. You should tell your children, "Mom, Dad, I do not want you to cut the answer of someone else."
2. What values do I instill in my children? If possible, it would be good to teach children to be honest and able to study hard. By communicating with your child often, you should be close to your child so that the child can relax in any story and listen to the words of the parents.
3. Be an example of 'honesty' from your parents. Children unexpectedly learn at home and practice in school as they learned. Therefore, parents should show their behaviors in a straightforward manner and away from cheating.
4. Look back on discipline. According to a 2011 article in Child Development, if parents are too strict, their chances of lie will increase. Children become more honest when they think they are punished or have less risk of harm, and it is easier to teach moral values naturally.
5. Praise efforts over results. Not only do parents want good grades, but kids too. Parents should always remember this fact and praise the process itself, rather than what the child accomplished.
|▲ You have to teach that the way to get good grades is not just cheating (Source = Flickr)|
Cheating, how to cope
You have to teach your child what happens if you cheat at home from childhood. Cheating does not only affect the child, but it also makes it a habit to become an adult. Students should be taught that a good grade in a test or a way to be a good student is not just a misconduct.
Being honest and right is ultimately the responsibility and capacity of parents. If a child turns away when it is difficult, the child will not disclose his concerns or problems to the parents.