Internet vital for studies - and cheats


06-09-2001

A new report claims the internet is becoming an essential study aid for US teenagers - and helping them to cheat in exams.

A massive 94 per cent of teenagers with internet access said they had carried out research online, with more than three quarters saying the internet helped with schoolwork.



And 18 per cent claimed they knew someone who had used the internet to cheat in tests.



Most parents of online teenagers believe the internet helps students with their schoolwork and 93 per cent believe it helps students learn new things.



The research - by the Pew Internet & American Life Project - found just six per cent of parents thought the internet was a bad thing. More than half thought it was good for their children and believed it was essential for their children to learn how to use the internet to be successful.

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