Thirty-eight percent of teens believe it is sometimes necessary to cheat, plagiarize, lie, or even behave violently in order to succeed, according to a survey by Junior Achievement and Deloitte.
Interestingly, the majority (71 percent) of the 725 teens surveyed say they feel fully prepared to make ethical decisions when they enter the workforce.
In a particularly alarming finding, given
recent cases of school violence, nearly one-quarter
of all teens surveyed
think violence toward another is
acceptable on some level.
Of those 23 percent
who think so, the justifications
for violence include
27 percent for settling an argument and 20 percent for revenge.
co-organizer Junior Achievement
has begun a new
activities and real-life
to foster ethical
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