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Abstract: Focusing on the interpretation of ideas such as minimal risk and risks of daily life can distract us from other morally salient issues in research involving children. And when research guidelines and regulations become more and more prescriptive, a valuable educative function that they have may be lost. Weighing risks with potential benefits has a crucial role in the ethical justification of research involving children. Abstract © Taylor & Francis, reprinted by special permission of Taylor & Francis Group (http://www.tandfonline.com).