"Youth" is the word to describe young people who behave as adults would want them to (updated).

Posted: 26 Nov 2008   Print   Send a link
"Facebook, Google, YouTube, MTV, Howcast, Columbia Law School, the U.S. Department of State and Access 360 Media are bringing leaders of 17 pioneering organizations from 15 countries together with technology experts next month in New York for the first-ever conclave to empower youth against violence and oppression through the use of the latest online tools. These young leaders will form a new group, the Alliance of Youth Movements, which will produce a field manual for youth empowerment. The field manual will stand in stark contrast to the Al-Qaeda manual on the basics of terrorism, found by Coalition Forces in Iraq. ... 'The State Department is proud to play a role in highlighting the new wave of civil-society empowerment that is happening online,' said James K. Glassman, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs." Howcast/State Department press release, 18 November 2008.
     Update: See State Department briefing, 24 November 2008. And James Glassman op-ed, Miami Herald, 25 November 2008. Also posted at the website of the President of Colombia. See also AFP, 25 November 2008.