Do your kids cheat in school? If the latest studies are right, they just might be. In fact, at UC Berkeley, cheating has gone up 744 percent in 5 years. And it's not just students buying papers off the Internet. In classrooms - cell phones, palm pilots and two-way pagers have become high-tech cheating devices of the new millennium. And many students are sending pictures and text messages to each other, and surfing the Internet to get answers during tests.
So, what are schools doing about it? According to Reuters, the Enrico Tosi Technical Institute in Italy may have the answer a new bit of military technology called C-Guard. It's a device that jams all radio frequencies within a 90-yard radius and that includes Wi-Fi and cell phone signals. It's so effective at stopping cheating on exams, they may use the signal-jammers during regular school hours. Though, to keep complaints to a minimum, they will shut the jammers off at lunchtime.
Think this is a bit of overkill? Unfortunately, it's not. In a study at Rutgers University, 66 percent of students said they had cheated at least once. And 36 percent said they would cheat all the time, if they knew they'd never get caught.