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Kids of The Past vs. Kids of The Internet Generation

KIDS OF THE Past INTERNET GENERATION VS WHO IS THE INTERNET GENERATION? BABY BOOMERS GENERATION X GENERATION Y GENERATION Z Post WWII baby boom, Often called Millennials. Name undecided. Born early to mid 1960s to early 1980s. born roughly 1946 – 1964. Born 1980 to late 1990s. Born early 2000s and on. CULTURAL AND SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND HOBBIES Children are 6 times more likely to play a video game on a typical day than to ride a bike Bike riding is down 31% since 1995 Unstructured outdoor activities, playing outdoors all day without adult supervision or prior planning (e.g. pick-up baseball games) In a typical week, 27% of kids ages 9 to 13 play organized baseball, but only 6% play on their own TECHNOLOGY & SOCIAL MEDIA INTERNET 79% OF BOOMERS USE THE INTERNET 87% OF GEN X USE THE INTERNET 90% OF MILLENNIALS USE THE INTERNET Only 2% have posted a video of themselves Only 6% have posted a video of themselves 20% have posted a video of themselves SOCIAL MEDIA 30% 50% 75% OF BOOMERS USE A SOCIAL OF GEN XERS USE A SOCIAL OF MILLENNIALS USE NETWORKING SITE NETWORKING SITE A SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE 11% visit a social networking site several times a day 19% visit a social networking 29% visit a social networking site several times a day site several times a day 26% visit a social networking 29% visit a social networking 26% visit a social networking site once a day site once a day site once a day CELL PHONES PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE WITH ONLY CELL PHONE, NO LAND LINE 3% OF BOOMERS 24% OF GEN X aelllllllll pelellll e 41% OF MILLENNIALS 50% 51% OF BOOMERS of Boomers 83% have slept with their cell 77% OF GEN X of Millennials phone next to their bed have slept with their cell 51% OF MILLENNIALS phone next to their bed USE THEIR CELL PHONE 68% тО ТЕХT of Gen X have slept with their cell phone next to their bed TELEVISIONS 1960 90's-00's 14 Only 27 hours of children's There are 14 entire television programming existed, most overlapping on Saturday networks aimed at children. Children ages 8-10 watch TV mornings. an average of 6 hours a day 58% 67% 57% of Boomers of Gen Xers of Millennias watched more than 1 hr of TV in watched more than 1 hr the last 24 hours of TV in the last 24 hours GAMES 15% 14% 28% OF BOOMERS OF GEN XERS OF MILLENNIALS PLAYED A VIDEO GAME IN THE LAST 24 HOURS INTELLIGENCE OVERALL INTELLIGENCE Vocabulary knowledge, which is highly correlated with intelligence test scores, has been on the Intelligence scores have greatly increased in the last 50 years. decline since the 1940s. But it may be due to the Flynn Effect - Both social contributing 36% of Boomers factors and questionable IQ test validity may have at least some college education. be to blame. 49% of Gen Xers 4 OUT OF 5 have at least some college education. Americans had graduated high school in 2000. ITI 54% 19% of Millennials are college graduates, an additional 26% are currently in school, and 30% more plan to someday earn a college degree of Millennials have at least some college education. MAIN NEWS SOURCE TELEVISION INTERNET BOOMERS GEN X MILLENNIALS BOOMERS GEN X MILLENNIALS 30% 53% 59% 76% 61% 65% NEWSPAPER BOOMERS GEN X MILLENNIALS 34% 20% 22% 18% BOOMERS GEN X 24% RADIO MILLENNIALS 24% READING REPORTED READING A DAILY NEWSPAPER IN THE LAST 24 HOURS 58% OF BOOMERS 50% OF GEN X 43% OF MILLENNIALS READ ALMOST EVERY DAY FOR FUN 17 YEAR OLDS 13 YEAR OLDS 9 YEAR OLDS 53% 54% 54% 31% 35% 25% 22% 28% 30% 1984 1999 2004 1984 1999 2004 1984 1999 2004 VOLUNTARILY READ A BOOK THE PREVIOUS DAY FOR AT LEAST 30 MINUTES (2004) 11-14 yr olds 15-18 yr olds 27% 8-10 yr olds 26% 40% Average reading scores have However 58% of middle and decreased in adults of all high school students use other media (TV, games, instant education levels. messaging, emailing, web surfing) while reading. The average reading scores for 17 year olds began a slow downward trend in 1992. READING PROSE 15% OF ADULTS WERE 13% OF ADULTS WERE PROFICIENT IN READING PROSE 1992 PROFICIENT IN READING PROSE 2003 (2% higher than adults in 2003) (down 2% from 1992) As the interaction and development within technology begin to drastically evolve, it is inevitable that the behavior of different generations will vary accordingly. Although one might assume it may be best to allow the trend of society to take its course; the best choice may very well be helping future generations look into the past to better shape their present. HostGator.com Website Hosting SOURCES http://www.nea.gov/research/toread.pdf http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-07-11-pastimes-childhood_x.htm http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2010/02/24/millennials-confident-connected-open-to-change/ http://www.oberlin.edu/stupub/ocreview/2006/12/08/features/Understanding_Generation_Y.html http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2010/10/29/tests-say-americans-becoming-more-intelligent-over-the-generations-how-could-that-be/ http://www.yalsa.ala.org/jrlya/2010/11/teens-today-dont-read-books-anymore-a-study-of-differences-in-interest-and-comprehen sion-based-on-reading-modalities-part-1-introduction-and-methodology/

Kids of The Past vs. Kids of The Internet Generation

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Kids these days… am I right? The following infographic takes a look at today’s kids as compared to the children of the past. In other words, it’s a no-holds-barred face-off: Kids of the Past v...

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