At this stage of his development, the child can make substantial growth in his understanding of the notions of right and wrong. He develops tolerance, honesty and justice.

An important thing in the moral development of the child at this stage is the conflict between the morality at home and that of the gang. In manners, speech and general behaviour, the gang will have the maximum influence. In matters of religion and race attitude, the home influences will prevail.

The delinquent child at this age is easily noticed. Stealing, lying and bullying are common among the children at this age.