In the olden days, it was common for mothers to say things such as, "Stop watching all that TV! Go read a book! Bah on Herbert Hoover!" Today's parents, though, could not care less about the fact that their zombie children are being raised exclusively by internet pornography websites, like this one.

According to a new survey of parents who could be lured away from playing "Angry Birds" with the promise of financial compensation that could be later used to purchase more "apps," the ubiquity of electronic gizmos in their children's lives was of little concern. "What?" was generally the laissez-faire reply of The American Parent, in response to questions on this topic. From USA Today:

Nearly 8 in 10 parents said their children's media use was not a source of family conflict; 55% said they were "not too" or "not at all" concerned about it, while 30% said they were concerned. Parents also had more positive than negative views on how TV, computers and mobile devices affect children's learning and creativity.

Why so chill? Because, the survey found, parents themselves are staring at electronic screens far more than their kids are; their catatonic children seem positively lively in comparison.

"As long as we die first, it's like, whatever," said The American Parent, before inadvertently walking into traffic while sending a text message.

[USAT. Photo: Flickr]