"Hi, YouTube, it’s me, Kiki," the teenager said to the camera as she swiveled in her chair to jazzy background music. "And today I’m going to show you how to cheat on a test - the effective way." She demonstrates her technique, slipping a small piece of paper with the answers in a clear-tubed pen as she rationalizes her reasons for cheating. "I know it’s not a good thing to cheat," she said. "It’s academic dishonesty, blah, blah, blah. But I think everyone has at least done it once."
Kiki’s video is one of several dozen on the popular Internet site YouTube that show detailed ways to cheat on tests. Students no longer conceal answers in the sole of a shoe or the underside of a baseball cap’s bill. In the age of continual access to the Internet and laser-precision printers, cheating has gone high-tech.