If you’ve ever had dinner with a teenager, you know how hard it is to get them to disconnect. Sure, they’re sitting right across from you, but they’re texting under the table and if the right message comes in, they’re gone in a flash.
With mobile phones, internet connected video games, tablets and computers, staying connected is easy for Generation Z. And though these 13-18 year-olds represent only 8.3% of the US population (as of the 2010 Census) they represent a much bigger presence on the internet.
Wikia just released the results of a new study they conducted with Ipsos MediaCT called “GenZ: The Limitless Generation.” It examines the relationship between teens and technology and at the risk of sounding like a boring parent, the results are disturbing.