The access we now have today can help explain some of the reasons cheating has become so big. Being able to use the internet so easily or copy and pasting hasn't helped at all. The increase of technology has helped it gain momentum because many people just Google the answer instead of looking it up. I think for many people in today's society want to take the easier way where they don't have to think to do their work. It's easier just to copy someone's work than to do it yourself. Cheating and plagiarizing is stressed that it's bad, but there isn't a lot going on to prevent it from happening. You can see people cheating all the time and there isn't anything stopping them from doing it.