Getting sent to your room isn’t what it used to be. A recent survey indicates that 64% of teens have a television in their bedrooms and another 28% have a net connected computer.
It’s interesting that television still maintains so much more coverage than computers with web access. It could be cost. It could be that parents feel a need to monitor the net use of their kids more closely (although this survey is based on teens between the ages of 13 and 17, so it’s hard to imagine any of them surfing with Mommy). It could also be that today’s kids get to enjoy the soft porn of MTV in the glorious privacy of their own rooms while our generation often spent an entire television season hoping (often in vain) that Valerie Bertinelli would lose the turtleneck and at least strip down to a T-shirt on occasion.
On a somewhat related note, Mamas don’t let your babies grow up to be DVR users.