Gen Y Growing Up Online | Will Pate’s Blog

Will Pate links to a really great PBS Frontline documentary, Growing Up Online:

If you want to understand the generation gap between us Gen Y kids and our Baby Boomer parents, you can’t beat this show. You can literally see in the eyes of the parents their fear at how fast their kids are evolving, their frustration at the amount of their kids lives kept private from them but made public on the internet, their media-fueled paranoia about child predators, the pain of realizing their son used the internet to get the know how and the support he needed to take his own life before he was old enough to drive a car. Kids are changing too fast for their parents to possibly keep up, and that’s not a good feeling.

[From Gen Y Growing Up Online | Will Pate’s Blog]

And what of us Gen X’ers who only partially get it?

One thought on “Gen Y Growing Up Online | Will Pate’s Blog”

  1. Dammit I’m getting old!! 😉

    I’m interested in seeing what, if any effect the Internet and social mediated technologies will have on youth voter turnout in this year’s US presidential election. Will it help motivate the under 25s to go to the ballot box?

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