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Children being solicited online to cheat in school

October 11, 2019

There's never been a time in history when access to information has been so readily available. But with the age of online resources also comes an increase in temptation for students to cheat.

It's called "contract cheating" or outsourcing to online providers where a student can basically hire someone to write a paper or do an assignment for them. Sarah Eaton is an expert in academic integrity from the University of Calgary and she says students as young as grade 6 are being targeted for this. Here are some ways parents can help get their kids through school with integrity.