When my own kids used to misbehave on the Internet — be it foul language, plagiarism or porn — I would take their privileges away chiding, “Remember you weren’t born with a silver URL in your mouth.”
But, in fact, most of today’s kids are born digital natives. Screens dominate their landscape. Social media is like oxygen and life without a selfie to document the moment barely happened.
To them the high tech world is not magic. It is just the way it is.
Contrast that, to the world of the aging population. Often their world shrinks in size because of the difficulties of mobility. Engagement with everyday life, connections to friends and a validation of each day, gets more difficult when movement is limited.