12 years ago, in 2001 Marc Prensky published a very interesting and still up-to-date article (years before social networks) about Digital Natives, the generations that were born in the digital age, using computers all their lives and Digital Immigrants who learnt to use IT later at a later age.
He states that our education systems are not suitable for Digital Natives, so both content and method should be changed - both at school and a home. You can read the full article here:
In the second part of the article he offers neuroscientific evidence that Digital Natives learn in a totally different way from us, their parents. But he also gives evidence that it DOES work. The second article can be found here: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part2.pdf