One writer thinks IMing is making our kids stupid.
An author is making waves for writing a book called The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. College professor Mark Bauerlein basically thinks young people today are just plain dumb. Why? He says teens are more interested in their Facebook pages than what's going on in the world. They don't read books. Thanks to texting and IM, they can't spell. They're obsessed with video games. And even though they have access to information 24/7 via the Internet, they don't retain much of it.
Do you agree that life in the digital age is dumbing down our kids?