I have been working in my industry now for 14 years, 10 of which I've had my own company. I employ thousands of workers for both my company and on a temporary basis for my clients and the general consensus is that school leavers (of which I employ thousands, especially during the holidays and at the end of the school year) is that the reading and writing levels have drastically declined over these last 10 years and this is feedback from companies I've dealt with every year of the 10 that I've had my own company.
As someone who has worked with teenagers since graduating from college, nine years ago, I would say that overall human teenagers are about the same, but the world around them has changed. Vastly deep I know, but let me explain myself.
I think that kids have always been the same, sexual deviants; prone to rebellion against authority, but in yester year they were honed to learn how to suppress those urges and become a productive member of society, although some never learned how. Kids were older then, and kids remain younger for much longer now.
I think the accessibility to bring out there urges in todayâ€™s society is far too easy. With anonymity of the internet and free access to be whoever they want to be has blurred the line between what is acceptable and what is desired. I mean, I donâ€™t think a teenager from the sixties would have threatened to rape my grandmother, but they didnâ€™t have Xbox live back then, so who knows.
Back in my day you had to fucking learn a skill if you wanted to get some porn! These kids now can just google "Big tittied bitches" and the internet will give them the kind of stuff that you used to have to take a trip to a German porn shop to see.
Lol, I remember working incredibly hard to get my grubby little hands on porn, so you're spot on.
I remember a time when it took a 3 hour download to get one porn photo and if your mother picked up the phone it was all for nothing.