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    Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    We have a big problem here with Mobile hpones in exams, we did buy a couple of Cellphone Detector Plus' but they do not pinpoint mobiles , only detect them in an area and are very random at best.

    What do you do, if anything to detect mobiles for exams?

    I am now considering metal detector wands as we had 2 phones found in a mock today.

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    The only real way to find mobile phones is to search each and every student as they enter the exam.

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Probably illegal in your country like here but you could employ a cell phone jammer during the exam. That way it does not matter if they have them, well unless they resort to bluetooth messaging.

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    line the room with tin foil

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    handheld metal detector is the only way :P scan them as they come in

    while your at it you might find the odd gun, pocket knife, screw driver depending on what type of school your in :P

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    The other side of it is most mobile phones now come with a memory card so am sure they could store answers n other stuff ( inc audio ) on there mobile phone. so its not just about blue tooth or jamming a signal.

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    yh i hacve to agree.. alot of the latest phones these bays have notepads in them etc.. and if some posh kid has a PDA lol then theres all sorts iof ways he could be getting answers off a PDA.. Internet!! .. and also theres the calculator on most phones now

    so i think really the only way is to search every student.. or use a metal detector as they enter the exam..

    Be like trying to ge through customs haha! people will be making un-detectable pacages now lolz

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    My phone has a flight mode - you wouldn't find me

    Just remove anyone from the exam if they are found with a phone? Why do problems like this become IT problems?

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    My phone has a flight mode - you wouldn't find me

    Just remove anyone from the exam if they are found with a phone? Why do problems like this become IT problems?
    aaa my phone has that. its called airplane mode or something of that nature.

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    As an ex prison officer who supervised visits, I would probably go for supervision and some video cameras. Make them scared of being caught, even putting detector warning signs up, plus warnings about what will happen if even caught with a phone inside exam room, let alone caught using it.

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    LOL I like that about the Flight mode haha! hope no kids read this they will be doing it

    Yh put signs everywhere lol make them so scared not to even put tere hands near there pockets :twisted:

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Why not put a faraday cage around every desk? One each, that'll sort the bluetooth issue out aswell. Suppose they could resort to infrared... Hopefully the staff in the hall aren't lazy enough to not notice that!



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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Gone for these, it says they detect the circuit boards as well.

    Garret Superscanner

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    Why do problems like this become IT problems?
    I was wondering that as well.

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    Re: Detecting Mobile Phones for Exams

    Quote Originally Posted by Disease
    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes
    Why do problems like this become IT problems?
    I was wondering that as well.
    How about employing people to 'moderate' the exam. The could identify anyone using a phone and ban them for the exam. I think exam boards publish stuff about how to do this, your exams office might know.

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