It is acknowledged that this IT generation has mastered the skills of seeing through such issues as the rot of squabbling parents, and switch-on to their IT interests.
Well-Being Australia chairman Mark Tronson, a Baptist minister who served as the Australian cricket team chaplain for 17 years to 2001, therefore asks whether this IT generation 'actually' has heightened perceptions?
How then does perception can work (positively on the one hand) and how dangerous negative perceptions might be.
To gauge this, M V Tronson looks at theology. There is a false perception, he says, of evangelicalism – which he defines as a passion to see men and women, boys and girls come to Salvation through Jesus Christ. Perceptions can be wildly inaccurate.
He cites another situation. One from the Old Testament. This is an example of false perceptions being magnified. In Joshua 22 verse 31, Phinehas exclaims, "This day we perceive that the Lord is among us, because you have not committed this treachery against the Lord."
The background was that Joshua had sent the tribe of Reuben and Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh back to their lands of promised possession. As they were on the other side of the Jordan River, their 'good' intention was to remind themselves of their connection to their kinsmen by building themselves an 'altar'.
But, and here's the rub, as an altar to the Lord had already been established at Gilgal, the majority of the people of Israel, 'perceived' this new altar was an act of treachery to their one true God. It was seen as a threat to the unity of all twelve tribes.
The perception was one thing, the reality was another.
Similarly, there is a perception of evangelical Australia as "God-botherers", "holy rollers", "Bible bashers" or "very religious" when their intention if that of 'good' and not 'evil'.
M V Tronson, an author of five books on field hockey, recalls interviewing former Australian hockey captain and then politician Ric Charlesworth in 1984 for his book "World Hockey".
Ric Charlesworth explained that as a politician, it is not what you say that counts, rather how it gets reported.
So too with Evangelical Australia, says M V Tronson. Over the years he has cited numerous National Church Life Survey (NCLS) which shows an astonishing picture of recent generations of young people becoming evangelically involved in the life of various denominations and churches across the nation.
This, he says, is the real Australia, where the Evangelicals have a huge impact on the nation with community care, passion and commitment to others. However, this aspect of Australian evangelical life, is boring and hardly news worthy.
Perceptions are therefore often coloured by the way anything gets presented, as Ric Charlesworth (now the Kookaburra's Coach) pointed out 26 years ago.
So its back to the initial contention in this article, that this IT generation is more mature than previous generations, as they have mastered the skills of seeing through such issues as the rot of squabbling parents, and switch-on to their IT interests.
The suggestion is IT is so all consuming with its social networking that this is the component that has provided this IT generation a greater understanding.
But this is not necessarily the same as a 'greater maturity' which is very different altogether.
To illustrate this point, Get-Up went to the High Court to ensure 100,000 young people had the right to vote in this 2010 Federal Election.
The broad assumption was that these 100,000 young people would favour Labor and particularly the Greens. Labor's vote fell drastically (lost 18 Seats) and the Greens only won one House of Representative's Seat.
Perhaps these 100,000 voters in this IT Generation are in a league of their own!