I don't know about this, kids nowadays are 'growing up' with computers. So they are much more savvy when it comes to all this tech than your average 40 year old. So advanced stuff will probably come easier to the next generation.
Kids are application savvy Frost, but once the OS blows up, most users don't have the fundamental knowledge and navigational skills to fix it. Nor are they taught basic PC maintenance.
I know this well, because I've been repairing these people's systems since '92. And I can say honestly that over 90% of those problems were application and software induced by the user's lack of basic understanding and fundamentals.
If taught correctly, learning PC basic fundamentals could take days or even weeks before you're actually allowed to turn the PC on!
I mean, they may know how to swim, but does that qualify them for the Olympics?