Probably not. Our society has grown dependent on technology, and we don't care enough about the consequences. I think we should be mindful of how technology is affecting ourselves on a personal level. You can't control others, but you can control yourself.
I was in 5th grade when Princess Diana died. Everyone was so upset, even in the US where I live. I remember it being on television, and I remember watching the funeral. I knew it was a big event, even at that age.