Generation Z, or those born between 1995 and the early 2000s, don’t really know a world without technology or smart devices. In fact, reports say they would rather have working Wi-Fi…than a working bathroom!
Generation Z alone uses about 5 different social media sites daily and according to some reports spend as much as 3 – 4 hours online a day.
Many teenagers want to express themselves and social media is the quickest and easiest way to do that. Like many adult figures, they’re using social media as a means of branding themselves and creating an image. But once that thought or picture is posted, it can be shared and re-shared and viewed by others and in many cases, with people they don’t even know!
The post tells the world something about who they are and sets a tone, so it is really important that young people know that what they post today will be how they are seen in the world tomorrow by future friends, family, schools and employers.
Tune in for this week’s Tech Watch below on Women to Watch with Sue Rocco: