Series: Gen Z

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Generation Z Should Give Religion a Second Chance

If our generation looked more closely at religious communities—inclusive, loving ones—we might be surprised by the care that we'd find there, no strings attached.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Generation Z Isn't Defined by Technology

Digital platforms don't define Gen Z—but young people's use of technology is helping them create new communities.

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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.

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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.

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Have Headphones Made Gen Z More Insular?

Watching my children consume their music with plugs stuffed in their ears, I wonder if we're all missing out on opportunities to engage.

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Stop Associating Video Games With Youth Gun Violence

Separating our conversations about school shootings from our conversations about video games will improve our approach to both.

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There's a Crisis of Reading Among Generation Z

As young people read less and less, they may be short-circuiting their reading brains.

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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.

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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.

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Are Gen Z'ers That Different From Gen X'ers?

Generational analysis can be enlightening—but it can also be facile and sensationalistic.

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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.

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Gen Z's Message to Parents: 'Put Your Phone Down'

In our conversations with young people, it's become clear that technology abuse is rampant—among their parents.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Why Gen Z Isn't Content With Traditional Museum-Viewing

Social institutions that nourish the arts need to offer young people aesthetic experiences that reflect their lived experiences.