Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Being the parent of three teenagers, it worries me that they seem to be constantly distracted by Facebooking, Twittering, Instagramming, IMing, texting and other web-based communication technologies. It doesn't worry me that they're involved in global communication, it worries me that these forms of communication are continual and can only be turned off not by choice, but by force. It worries me they can't spend time by themselves without getting bored. I'm speaking generally, of course, in my experience as a mother and student - it still surprises me how often I see my fellow students in lectures, presumably typing notes but actually messaging on Facebook.
So, I've had to take my children in hand. I'm taking them away from it all for a couple of days and you should've heard them when I told them it was conditional - there'll be no WiFi. Instead, there will be swimming, fishing, board games and...gasp...face to face communication. I'm hoping the down time will make them see the benefits of switching off every now and again.