Both boys and girls tend to write stories about boys

UK school children tend to use male characters in martin-dm/Getty images stories.Children are more likely to write stories featuring male characters, regardless of gender.Yaling Hsiao, University of Oxford, and her coworkers analysed over 100,000 stories written by children aged 5-13 years old for a BBC national writing contest in 2019.Researchers wanted to determine how genders of characters and children influenced each other.