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Should Schools Ban iPods to Halt Cheating?


When it comes to technology, kids are often the leaders of the pack. They'll learn to tweak the newest devices, decorate them with charms and they'll inevitably come up with ways to use technology to "beat the system" at school.

According to USA Today, some teens have actually started hiding their MP3 players in their clothes and using them to cheat during tests, which in turn has pushed schools to ban players during school hours. Here's more:

Devices including iPods and Zunes can be hidden under clothing, with just an earbud and a wire snaking behind an ear and into a shirt collar to give them away, school officials say.

"It doesn't take long to get out of the loop with teenagers," said Mountain View High School Principal Aaron Maybon. "They come up with new and creative ways to cheat pretty fast."

Apparently, the school enacted a ban on digital media players after school officials realized some students were downloading formulas and other material onto the players - an issue which seems to be troubling schools nationwide.

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