Sunday, February 4, 2018

Cyber Technology and Cheating in Schools

According to an online survey administered by McAfee, over half of the U.S. teens who responded state that they have seen or heard of another student using technology to cheat in school. A third of respondents also stated they used tech devices to cheat in school. Additionally, a third of U.S. teens surveyed reported having experienced cyberbullying and having access to banned content at school. Slightly less than half of the U.S. teen respondents stated that they receive regular guidelines from their schools on cybersecurity, while a third of the U.S. teen respondents stated that they’ve gotten around these restrictions to access banned content. Gary Davis, McAfee’s chief consumer security evangelist, suggests that in order to combat these trends, it is important to educate children on safe online habits, starting at early ages.

McAfee (2017). McAfee teens and cyber security survey. Santa Clara, CA: McAfee.

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