Survey: Kids Using Devices in School for More than Just Learning

August marks the start of a new school year and with that comes new concerns for parents of digital kids. One of which, a new survey reveals, is device-driven cheating in the classroom.

Gone are the days of straining to look over your neighbor’s shoulder to get a look-see at a tough equation. Cheating has evolved and digital devices — now commonplace in education — are at the center of that evolution.

A recent McAfee survey, Cybersecurity 101: Teens in the Classroom, reveals that 86% of students spend at least one hour per day using an internet-connected device during school hours for school-specific work and 57% spend three or more hours per day.

The study, that queried more than 3,900 high school students (grades 9-12) around the world, also revealed a concerning digital reality: Almost half of the students surveyed (47%) claim to have seen or heard of another student using

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