On Wednesdays, I throw out a question that asks, "What Would You Do If ...?" and I would love to hear - what you would
I will not give my answer to the What Would You Do If - Wednesday question until late in the day - after everyone has had the opportunity to offer their ideas first.
What would you do if ...
Your child informed you that a student in their class was constantly cheating and you knew this child and this child's parents.
Would you ignore the situation and instruct your child to also ignore the situation?
Would you confront the child and suggest to the child that he tell his parents?
Would you go and tell the teacher?
Would you contact the parents and inform them that you have heard that their child is cheating in class?
What would you do?
Please offer your answer in the comments and please go over to my sidebar and participate in the poll on this topic.
This is what I would do:
This has never happened to me, but my kids have mentioned many times about kids cheating in their classes - it happens quite often.
If I knew the parents and the child - it would make it awkward. I would not confront my friend or the child - initially. I would suggest to my child that they approach the friend. I would recommend to my child that they should discourage their friend from this behavior and say that if it does not stop that then something will be said to the teacher or the child's parent. If the behavior did not stop - I would go to my friend.
Poll results: If a friend's child shared a class with your child and your child told you that the other child had been cheating in class - what would you do? 11 votes. 3 (27%) said they would ignore situation. 1 (9%) said they would confront the cheating child. 5 (45%) said they would tell the teacher. 2 (18%) said they would contact the child's parents.