Ah, your post brings back memories Nick! Good old days when we used to play outside - despite bad weather! If it was too bad we were allowed inside and we played games (no PC or Game-consolles back then) or listened to those small funny cassette players. I recall Kiss was much played back then and that's probably why I can still remember the lyrics to "I was made for loving you baby"
Anyway, I guess the next generation is always looked upon as "lazy or irresponsable" and as Socrates said; "Children today are tyrants. The contradict their parents, gobble´their food, and tyrannize their teachers."
However, to constantly stay in your room playing computer games with a lack of friends, fresh air, lacking the possibility to draw limits and hurt oneself thus learning in the process - is not a good idea! Actually, to keep this post at least somewhat close to the forum theme I'll say that I fear the next "I want more - crybabies-generation's" relation to alcohol, responsability, moderation an other people in general!
But then, I'm just an old grumpy sod!