The mainstream media — Yahoo.com — is alerting the world that the Apple Watch offers enterprising/amoral students the opportunity to cheat on tests. As a journalist with 45 years experience, I’m thinking the following Twitter-sourced quotes from the Yahoo article are not a reliable indication of a trend. They’re like “man on the street” interviews. You know, cheating . . .
“My teacher collects phones during exams so I brought two phones and an Apple Watch. I will cheat on my exam, (i don’t care) if it kills me,” writes Twitter user @Wontonpx.
OK, the last one sounds genuinely genuine, given that teenagers are drama llamas. But one thing’s for sure: teachers will soon be collecting Apple Watches from students before their exams.