Australian Council on Children and the Media

In The News March 21, 2013

How internet culture is rewiring our brains. Young ‘digital natives’ have more advanced skills at finding and filtering information, responding to stimuli and doing fast analysis. However they lack other skills. Technology has changed socializing, resulting in a decline of 18-30 year olds social skills. In addition there is an increase in procrastination (from 15% in 1978 to 60% in 2013) and a decrease in the ability to remember information. The Age 17 March 2013