For today's youth, being wired is a way of life. The average teen sends more than 50 texts a day; younger children spend over 10 hours a week playing video games; and the amount of time all kids spend online daily has tripled in the past 10 years. - PARADE MAGAZINE (October 9, 2011)
Being passionate about educational technology I don't necessarily see this as a bad thing as long as it enhances their lives and experiences. I tell the technologyphobes at my school all the time that technology should not change what you teach but enhance it. It should touch all the different learning styles and spark the students curiosity.