Two-thirds of teen respondents admitted to inserting information straight from the internet into school work without actually reading or changing it.
Perhaps even more worryingly, almost a third (28.5 per cent) deemed this as acceptable practice despite recognising that such behaviour is considered plagiarism.
Commenting on the results, Andrew Kakabadse, professor of international management development at Cranfield School of Management said: ‘Our research shows that technology obsession hinders spelling skills, implicitly encourages plagiarism, and disrupts classroom learning.’
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