My 10-year-old daughter came to me a few weeks ago with something weighing on her mind. She had helped a friend cheat on math homework. She wanted to help her friend do well, but she knew it wasn't right. We talked about how each new concept builds on the last and how she wasn't really helping her friend in the long run because the teacher would not know she needed more help before moving on. I was proud of her honesty.
How often do we as adults, cheat the system a little? We justify our actions because of money or job security or requirements. Sometimes we may not even be aware we're cheating because the culture of cheating may be so intrinsic.