Protect your Tweens/ Tech Cheaters

February 27, 2014

 

Tech Cheaters

Remember back in the day when you were assigned a research paper and your first order of business was to head to the library and find an encyclopedia?  Today’s kids have it a little easier.  They simply log onto their laptops, iPads or even SmartPhones and gain instant access to information about all kinds of topics.  While these amazing advancements in technology have made it easier for students to succeed in school, these advancements have also made it easier for them to cheat and harder for parents and teachers to catch them in the act.

Here’s how parents can make sure tech tools are being used in positive ways:

Know Your Technology.  Understand what all of your tech tools can do (and not do) and make sure you have set up online restrictions if needed.

Phones Can Be Used Against You.  Before your child begins doing his/her homework, make sure they have handed over their phone.  Even if your child doesn’t have Internet access on their phone, they can still be using it to text friends for information.

Never Say Never.  I know, YOUR child would never cheat, but why take the chance?  When you introduce a new piece of technology into your household, use that as an opportunity to have a conversation about what is and isn’t appropriate in using the new tool.  This is also a great time to go over the rules of using digital information, making sure your child knows that information, photos, etc. found online still have to be cited and credited just as they would if pulled from a hard copy.

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