Mudcat Café message #1100805 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #66349   Message #1100805
Posted By: Kim C
25-Jan-04 - 03:10 AM
Thread Name: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
Subject: RE: BS: Has the Internet changed kids?
She wasn't seriously trying to advise me of anything - she made a flippant comment that was intended to be funny, but failed miserably. I called her on it and she reacted like most 15-year-olds would, because Heaven knows, they know EVERYTHING, whether they've actually experienced it or not.

Clinton, I am the fuck over it. But it got me to thinking about how things seem a lot different now than when I was 15. Sure, we cussed and swore and acted foolish - amongst ourselves. If I had EVER presumed to talk that way to an adult, it would have been grounds for an ass-whipping.

JTT, I think that's part of it - the Internet has provided a forum where anyone can say anything. Now, I don't think that's a bad thing. But it does allow children to be in company with adults that they wouldn't normally be in company with. I do believe it's entirely possible for adults and young people to have decent, intelligent conversations. I also believe they can have lively discussions without the kid resorting to disrespectful behavior. I guess the Net gives them something to hide behind.