“Social media is just a front. You never really know what’s going on with this generation. They want to hide behind things, but at the same time, they want to be open.”
Demographers define Generation Z as the cohort succeeding Millennials (a.k.a. Generation Y, who came after Generation X, who came after the Baby Boomers), and preceding Generation Alpha. They were born between the mid-1990s and the early 2010s, which puts a lot of them in high school and college now, and makes them the first generation to have grown up with smartphones, social media and other transformational technologies.
For this first episode of Democracy & Z, we asked four members of the Dater High School Podcast Club to reflect on what makes them and their peers unique, what challenges they face, and what they wish older people understood better about them.
Special thanks the Dater High School Podcast Club coach, Margaret Lytle, for helping us get this party started.