April 6, 2009

High-tech cheaters jailed in China

Eight Chinese who used high-tech communications equipment, including mobile phones and wireless earpieces, to help their children cheat at university entrance exams have been jailed on state secret charges, local media said, reports Yahoo! Tech (cf also article in the BBC).

quotesmarksleft.jpgThe eight, from the wealthy eastern province of Zhejiang, got together in 2007 to plot how to help their children as "they knew their achievements were not ideal," the official Legal Daily said.

One of the parents hired university students to provide answers which were sent to the children via wireless earphones while they were in the exam room, the report said.

But their ruse was discovered after police detected "abnormal radio signals" near the school, the newspaper said.

The parents were given jail terms ranging from six months to three years after being found guilty of illegally obtaining state secrets, it added, without saying what happened to their children.quotesmarksleft.jpg


-- Hi-tech exam cheats jailed (China)

-- The new cheating culture (USA)

-- ‘Wigged out‘ students caught cheating (Vietnam)

-- Cheating reports in national exams (China)

-- Students found using SMS during final exams (Australia)

-- Pupils use mobile phones to cheat in exams (UK)

-- High School Kids tell the New York Post they cheat on exams with their cell phones

Links to articles on the largest student cheating scandal to date, which occured in South Korea:

-- Metal Detectors Present In Exam Rooms (South Korea)

-- Exam scandal offers shades Orwell's fear (South Korea)

-- Education Ministry goes after cheaters (South Korea)

-- A Struggle of 18 Days with 280,000 Text Messages (South Korea)

-- 1,625 More Suspected of Exam Cheating (South Korea)

-- South Korean Students Burned for SMS Cheating

-- Answers Relayed From Other Organizations (South Korea)

-- Cheats stir jamming debate (South Korea)

-- Seoul Education Office Took Precautions Against Cheating (South Korea)

-- Students held for (Text Message) exam scam

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