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Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth DevelopmentFrom Playpen to Playground$
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Marina Umaschi Bers

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199757022

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199757022.001.0001

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Choices of Conduct to Develop Character Traits

Choices of Conduct to Develop Character Traits

(p.91) Chapter 6Choices of Conduct to Develop Character Traits
Designing Digital Experiences for Positive Youth Development

Marina Umaschi Bers

Oxford University Press

This chapter advances the notion that virtual environments and social media, amongst other technologies, can become ethical playgrounds and offer the possibility of making choices of conduct and reflecting on our actions. In this process, positive character traits are developed that serve to evolve an internal moral compass that leads us to use technology not only in a safe and responsible way, but also to make a better world. This chapter tackles the question of how technologies can be used to guide moral, civic, and ethical development. Virtual Worlds provide exciting opportunities for children to explore appropriate conduct; they can see the consequences of their choices and how they impact a community. Digital landscapes can be designed to give children a safe space to discover their moral identities, which is a vital aspect of the Positive Technological Development framework.

Keywords:   Choice of conduct, character, values, moral identity, inner compass, justice, civic gaming, Positive Technological Development

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