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BBC research declares web worlds as 'useful' for children

Published on: 28.05.08
Source: BBC news online

A research done by Professor David Gauntlett and Lizzie Jackson of the University of Westminster revealed that virtual worlds could be valuable places where children can practise what they could do in real life. Surfing the online worlds offers also an attractive alternative to passive hobbies like watching TV. The research was carried out with 6-12 years old children using the BBC's Adventure Rock virtual world. The research investigated the ways children used the online world and inquired feedback from them on good and bad aspects of the Internet.

Read the complete article at BBC online under http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7415442.stm


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