Those born between 1995 and 2010 are known as Generation Z.
Just like most generations that came before the Z-ers, they’re often characterized by their elders as troublemakers that have the power to lead to “the end” of humanity — the apocalypse!
However, there is much more than meets the eye with these youngsters. Just like any generation, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. But, you may be surprised at what you find if you dig into who they are, and what they may become.
1. They’re Stressed Out
I, like every other parent in our school district, was quite shaken up when I received a phone call one evening in late December saying that a “threat” had been made to one of our schools. Precautions were being made and police would be present the following day on all of the school’s campuses.
Several hours later, I received a second phone call announcing that schools would be closed in light of this “threat.” This got me to thinking that the kids of Gen Z are forced to deal with stress and anxiety levels unlike those experienced by previous generations. Millennials and Generation Xers really had no reason to worry about their safety during school but since 2000, there have been more than 130 shootings in elementary, middle and high schools, and 58 others at colleges and universities. These facts are disturbing and tragic, and members of the youngest generation, not surprisingly, are anxious and stressed out.