Cheating is when students purposely get answers to a test or homework without doing the work themselves. School cheating comes in many forms:
The consequences of cheating can be serious and have long lasting effects on self esteem and achievement.
Many students cheat at least once, even though they know cheating is wrong. The most common excuses kids give for cheating include:
If your child cheats on a test or homework, the punishment may include failing the assignment or test. You may also want to temporarily take away a privilege such as TV, computer, or game time for younger children or take away cell phone or driving privileges from a teen. If your child continues to cheat, talk with a mental health professional. Getting help early may help avoid more serious problems later on.