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on this question by school regulatory environment. Girls and older teens are more likely than boys and younger teens to take their cell
phones to school every day. Teens from lower income families are more likely to say
that they make calls during class time several times a day, with 12% of teens whose
parents earn less than $30,000 annually saying they make calls that frequently
compared with just 2% of teens from wealthier families. Cheating with cell phones.
Another problem associated with cell phones in school is that the technology offers new
opportunities for cheating. Although this report does not have survey data to establish
the prevalence of this problem, responses from the focus groups indicate it is not
uncommon. Most of the teens in the sessions said that they have heard that other
students have used cell phones to cheat, and some admitted to doing it themselves.
Themes from their focus group responses indicate that cheating is carried out through
the cell phone by texting test answers to others, taking pictures of exams, taking pictures
of textbook materials to bring into an exam, and getting answers online, especially
through Web sites that claim they will answer an...
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- Fall '13
- cell phone, American life project, mobile phones