It is the generation growing up with unlimited access to the internet, provided with instant information and entertainment (‘infotainment’) and unprecedented online connection; but it also has the highest levels of loneliness, social anxiety and mental health issues.
Generation Z, or iGen, as some have dubbed them, is generally defined as those born between 1996 and 2010.
Although of course it is arbitrary to draw a strict line between the profile of those born from one year and another, the characteristics of this generation have evolved from those of Millennials, the previous generation (born between 1981and 1995), creating notable differences which are resulting in new experiences and outlooks.
The period of emerging adulthood that many Gen Zs are currently experiencing is fraught with challenges faced by humans for the very first time.
They have more choice and freedom than ever before, yet are paralysed with doubt.
OPINION: Among the Christian Gen Zs, there is a proactive approach to putting their faith into action, as they believe it to be closely aligned with social justice. By Becca Purton with @JubileeCentre and @biblesociety https://t.co/kVdfBufzkN
— Evangelical Focus (@Evan_Focus) September 21, 2021