According to a new book, the internet has only continued, if not exacerbated the class divide between rich and poor children.

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert Putnam claims that kids from a wealthy background tend to use the internet in a manner that increases their upward mobility while kids from poorer backgrounds use it "mindlessly." 

Putnam writes, “Compared to their poorer counterparts, young people from upper-class backgrounds (and their parents) are more likely to use the Internet for jobs, education, political and social engagement, health and newsgathering, and less for entertainment and recreation.”