Can't relate. Using the internet since I was 12. Didn't have tech-savvy parents or school peers, and it wouldn't have helped anyway because everything was brand new, so adults were discovering at the same time or usually behind the curve. On the internet I have no idea how old anyone was or their backgrounds. It was taboo to talk about that.
Everyone who got past the technology filter was a heroically rational Promethean hacker, who intuitively knew what the internet was for (Creating a utopian new digital world pretty much).
They intuited anti-private property values as a direct experience of the zero-cost of copying information.
Rejected intellectual property sharing knowledge, software, and art. Intuitively understood and anticipated the threat from commercialization.
Fighting tooth and nail against ads, cookies, and spyware (today known as "apps") from the very second they appeared.
The only mistake was underestimating the niggercattle. We thought they were safety contained in the AOL walled garden and would remain so forever. Or that their shitbox computers would be trashed by Bonzibuddy making it a self-contained problem.
But alas even passive mobs are dangerous when there are billions of them.