They are described as “activists” with strong opinions and high demands. They are extremely engaged with the environment, for instance. They experience high rates of anxiety and depression, seemingly higher than other generations. A potentially important reason for this is that the cultural stigma that may have kept earlier generations from openly discussing and seeking help for mental health challenges appears to be much less of an issue for Generation Z. Gen Z’ers are much more willing to talk openly about their problems.
Gen Z’ers have a dominant presence on the internet and, through that, have a large influence on daily life of all people. Unlike older generations, they have literally grown up with the internet and with smart phones. They are the ‘iGeneration’, they are the true ‘digital natives’. Social media is their ‘sphere’ and the “Fear of Missing Out” a behavioural driver. An essential add-on