In general, the traditional gender roles are maintained on the Internet between young boys and girls. There is a strong awareness regarding images that are gender-coded as "boyish” and "girlish” among both 10- and 13-year-olds, even though it is much more developed in the 13-year-olds.
This according to associate professor of Media and Communications Studies, Michael Forsman at Södertörn University College. Forsman is responsible for the study Duckface/Stoneface, where 10- and 13-year-olds’ online behavior was analyzed.
One hundred and forty-two children were interviewed both individually and in groups. The name of the study refers to two typical ”selfies” used for many kids as a sort of ideal: Pouting with the mouth and flirting with the camera with a so-called "duckface” is considered, by both 10- and 13-year-olds, as ”girlish.” Meanwhile, the ideal for boys is the ”stoneface,” where you try to appear as unmoved yet determined as possible.