Presently, cheating is one of the most inadvertent issue around the world. According to a recent research; cheating is getting worse over the past few years because number of students caught while cheating has increased significantly but no measures have been made to take care of this issue. “Students cheat not to survive but to thrive”
Cheating is defined as act of dishonesty. Students tend to cheat most in an examination or test because they believe they can pass through it in an easiest way without being caught. They usually cheat: to get good grades, to make a reasonable repute or to make themselves acceptable. This raised the irresponsibility and carelessness of teachers as well as parents towards this issue; they have not made clear the idea of cheating. Mostly students who get indulge in cheating are mainly unclear of the fact of cheating for the reason that they are unaware of what is prohibited or in other words what is allowed. Whereas, some students or people don’t find cheating a bad habit because they’ve become so used to of it.
With the advancement of technology, cheating has become far easier and accessible. Whether it’s a quiz or a home due assignment students tend to gain knowledge through unfair and quickest means. Firstly, Smart phones, Tablets and Laptops are allowed in each and every educational institutes thus, students even make use it unfairly in an examination. Secondly, Students have easy access to social media and internet everywhere that they can share and copy stuff effortlessly. Furthermore, Cheating is not only limited to kids in schools instead it has made it way to research institutes, colleges and universities in the form of Plagiarism. Plagiarism is another name of cheating where people tend to copy ideas and writing from a well-known publication without acknowledging the writer. Regardless of the form of cheating; it has made students or people nil in a way that they don’t put efforts to build or create their own thoughts to formulate new ideas.
To conclude, cheating is getting worse with each passing day as parents and teacher need to provide enough awareness and knowledge on this issue. Also, proper counselling system should be built in every educational institutes to control behavioral issues in students who has developed a habit of cheating and don’t find it bad. Furthermore, I believe that to control cheating the use of electronic devices must be limited to e-libraries and computer laboratories under strict supervision and proper schedule.