The span of a generation from beginning to end seems always open to debate and controversy. Nevertheless, by the broadest definition, the years for Generation Z are 1991 to 2011.
According to an article in The National, this generation might be the saddest generation of all evidenced in the rising rate of emotional disorders among adolescents. They increased by 70 percent between 1974 and 1999. In addition, the rate of adolescent suicide has doubled in the last 30 years.
Why Is Generation Z Depressed?
According to a study reported three days ago in the Toronto Sun, music-loving teenagers are more depressed than their peers, and bookworms are the happiest of all.
Social media websites have also been linked to depression, according to a study released in late March by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Certainly, three challenges my kids face that I did not face are:
The links I’ve provided feature helpful information for parents.
According to Researcher Mark McCrindle, defining characteristics of Generation Z include:
Immersed in technology
Very collaborative and creative
Masters of multitasking
Technology leads them to expect instant results and constant feedback
Grow up in smaller households with older parents.
Until the global recession, materially endowed.
Many will work in careers that don’t currently exist
Expected to have at least five careers and more than 20 employers
Below is a PSA about cyberbullying created by the National Crime Prevention Council. Also, here are two articles from the website Empowered Parents: