Students from the old schools are more apt for school learning than most students today. I guess with fewer reasons to miss schools and with stricter parents and social norms, students then were more conscientious of their duties as students.
But, in spite of this shift in moral and social values, it is still commendable how most students and people today make use of technology like Samsung TV, projector, theater systems and computers to make life more convenient and easy.
In school alone, I have to use my notebook and projector to present programming examples and lectures to make my teaching easier and more understandable.
Each generation indeed has its outstanding qualities and downsides but the thing is how people make the best of what their generation has to offer.
For now, we can only guide the young ones to a brighter and more productive life.