Nov 22, 2008

Lifestyle - YouTube is flooded with more than 3000 "How to Cheat" Videos

Washington, Nov 21 (ANI): The most popular video sharing website YouTube is flooded with more than 3000 "How to Cheat" videos.

These videos have been suggesting different ways to cheat in a test.

Some of them showing how to use elastic bands, others get creative with clothing. The most sophisticated turn soda bottle wrappers into detailed cheat sheets.

The cheat videos have been encouraging bad behaviour in otherwise good kids.

Texas college freshman "Kiki" (fake name) hopes to become an online star with her "How to Cheat on a Test" video.

"This method of cheating, it will work," CBS News quoted her as saying in her said in her online video.

"It's a 21st-Century form of showing your friends how cool you are," said John Palfrey, the author of a book about the digital generation.

A ninth-grader from New Jersey, who call "James," (also a fake name) posted a series of cheat videos and has no apologies to make.

On being asked if he worries about the consequence later he said, "I think it might, if people figure out this is me. But if they don't, I think it's fine."

YouTube itself doesn't screen for immoral or illegal behaviours, making it easy for adolescents to indulge their worst impulses. (ANI)

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