While it may not be a parent’s worst nightmare, it was still a situation Kendon never expected to be faced with. “The other day, my son asked me what a synonym was,” he said. “And for the life of me, I couldn’t remember. So we looked it up on the Internet right there, while he was doing his homework.” Today’s children have never known a time without the Internet – it’s as intuitive to them as flipping the light switch is for previous generations of Arkansans. “For our kids, the Internet is easy,” C. Sam Walls, president of Connect Arkansas said. “They’ve grown up with it. They know how to navigate Facebook; they know how to send email.” Surveys and focus group studies by Connect Arkansas this spring found that parents of today’s children believe their kids see the Internet as common as household appliances. However, Walls said that Connect Arkansas’s focus group efforts discovered that many adults struggle daily with allowing their children to even have Internet access in their homes because they fear what their children will “get into” on the Internet, or that they will lose control of what their children have access to because they themselves do not have a mastery of the Internet. Read the full article from Arkansas Business here.