COVID and Online Cheating

Parents, you need to be aware of a concerning aspect of online learning during these covid-19 days.  Researchers are reporting that there’s been a rise in cheating and academic dishonesty as students engage with learning online. Because they are sitting alone in the privacy of their own home, students are able to switch between on-screen windows to look up test answers while they are taking online tests. And, in a twist from sneaking a look across a classroom aisle at a classmates paper, kids are now messaging and texting each other in order to get answers. Parents, you need to monitor and proctor your kids to make sure they aren’t taking the easy and dishonest way out. And, you need to instill in them a love for God that results in them seeing academics as a form of worship where honesty is to be pursued. Proverbs ten nine tells us, whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out. Teach the truth about truthfulness to your kids.