Children's moral behaviour and attitudes in the real world largely carry over to the virtual world of computers, the Internet, video games and cell phones. Interestingly, there are marked gender and race differences in the way children rate morally questionable virtual behaviours, according to Professor Linda Jackson and her team from Michigan State University in the US. Their research is the first systematic investigation of the effects of gender and race on children's beliefs about moral behaviour, both in the virtual world and the real world, and the relationship between the two. The study was published online in Springer's journal, Sex Roles...
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