...But probably nothing good. From BetaBeat:
A new survey of 19,000 parents worldwide said their kids browse porn as early as age six and begin e-flirting at eight years old. The news comes from Bitdefender, a Bucharest-based antivirus company, that compiled the results from talking with parents and monitoring which sites parents block.
The Internet-addicted generation is also using instant messaging services and playing video games at younger ages than ever before, Bitdefender said. The survey found kids playing video games as young as five, and 17 percent of those surveyed registered for social media sites at 10 years old. Those sneaky kids also figured out that they could get around several sites’ 13-year-old minimum age by–get this!–lying about their ages.
What I hope, of course, is that this is all overblown. What I know -- deep down -- is that we're coarsening ourselves and our children and doing it faster and faster. It used to take generations for things to get lousy and decrepit. Now, at internet speeds, we can achieve it all within one generational cycle.
The real problem is, what happens when all of those six year-olds grow up to be blasé and bored by what used to be deep and mysterious urges? Will Seen that ever replace Done that as key human driver?