Series: Gen Z
What It's Like to Grow Up Surrounded by Fragments of Your Past
With access to seemingly unlimited social archives, young people still understand nostalgia. It might just be a bit different from their parents' version.
Gen Z Is the Least Religious Generation. Here's Why That Could Be a Good Thing.
The trend toward non-religiousness in this generation is probably here to stay. The upsides include increasing levels of tolerance.
What We Can Learn From the Dramatic Dip in Divorce Among Millennials
Millennials may be proving that coming to marriage later, with less rigid roles, is enabling the sort of marriages that Boomers idealized—and too often failed to create.
How Gen Z'ers Are Remaking Religion to Suit Their Values
Many are no longer passing on the old sacred teachings, but they are imparting a new one: that everyone has not just a right but a duty to choose their own worldview.
How Gen Z Is Solving America's Crisis of Isolation
Gen Z is remixing and repurposing old spiritual practices to maintain a sense of community.
Gen Z'ers Are More Cautious Online Than Previous Generations
They grew up with phones in their hands—and learned early not to blindly trust the Internet.
Community Can Offer a Cure to Our Technology Addictions
The solution is not to turn off our phones; it's to develop social, economic, and political structures that address deeper issues of social disconnection and overwork.
I Helped Create the Internet, and I'm Worried About What It's Doing to Young People
At some level, we are all experiencing the Web's toxic possibilities. But as with other toxins, young developing bodies and brains are more susceptible.
Is Generation Z More Scared Than Earlier Generations?
The messages they're getting in the media are terrifying—and the sustained sense of real threats could leave this generation with psychological scars.
Can Artificial Intelligence Solve Our Problems With Harassment Online?
The right kind of A.I. can respond to any threat of violence, thereby encouraging bystanders to take action to maintain responsible online communities.
Tumblr Helped Me Plan My Eating Disorder. Then It Helped Me Heal.
There are upsides and downsides to social media—and I'm proud to be part of a generation tackling these issues to create a healthier future.
Why We Can't Judge Generation Z by the Standards of Previous Generations
I used to worry about this allegedly cosseted generation. Then came the shootings in Parkland, and I began to see another side of these young people that humbles me.
Parents' Phone Use Is Taking a Toll on Their Children's Development
I'm hopeful that the next generation of children, after watching us be fools for our devices, may decide it's not worth it.
Generation Z Is Far More Nuanced About Tech Than Its Predecessors
Take some time to talk with the young adults in your life about recent technological changes—their responses may surprise you.
How We Can Teach Gen Z a Better Kind of Media Literacy
Young people's ability to navigate the Internet can be summed up in one word: bleak.
Are We Pushing Students Toward the Wrong Kinds of Success?
There's a clear need to rethink what "impact" means, given the concept's distorting effect on students' priorities and ethics.
Pop-Up Classes: How Schools are Shifting to Teach Gen Z in Real Time
With a nimbler approach to the curriculum, we can help this generation develop their ideals into real-world solutions.