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The Millennial Teenager

THE MILLENNIAL TEENAGER Today's teens are the first generation to have no memory of life before cell phones and the Internet. What does this generation of digital natives look like? DIGITAL NATIVES: A FIELD GUIDE Millennials (aged 18-34) self-define as a generation that is marked by technology use, 94% Have a cell phone 70% Own a laptop 69% Own an ipod or mp3 player 23% Own a tablet TMI? NOT FOR TODAY'S TEENS 67% of experts predict that as they grow up, teens will continue to share information online to stay connected. 319 198 156 85 78 42 Avg. # of friends Age group 18-34 35-46 47-56 57-65 66-74 75+ They're used to sharing information about themselves online: 28% 12% 13% 7% have shared information they would not normally share in public have shared a cell phone number with a stranger have posted risqué photos of themselves online have their primary social media profile set - to public But they do care about privacy: O of teens have not posted S something because of privacy have set full privacy restrictions on their primary social media profile have some 60% 62% 19% privacy restrictions concerns OMG! RU 4 REAL? The breakdown on how teens interact on a daily basis: 63% 39% 35% 29% 22% 19% 6% Text messaging Cell phones Face-to -face Social network site messaging messaging Talking on landlines Instant Emailing Teens text a ton Avg. # of texts per day Age group 12-17 18-24 25-34 35-44 45-54 55-64 65+ ODoes texting destroy good grammar?S Teens who text more may have better reading, writing and spelling skills. Creating and decoding text abbreviations such as TTYL and gr8 requires strong phonetic and alphabetic awareness. NO! WHY? Fluency doesn't ensure critical thinking o More than 25% of students chose a research source because it was the first search result Only 10% considered the author's expertise when evaluating information IS TOO MUCH MEDIA BAD FOR TEENS? U UI| Heavy media use (across all platforms combined) is associated with lower grades and troubled kids Heavy media user O (16+ hours per day) Light media user (fewer than 3 hours per day)- Grades: Cs or below 47 % 23 % Get into trouble a lot 33 % 16 % Often sad or unhappy 32 % 22 % Created for QuinStreet, Inc, 2012 Sources: The Erial Project, 2011 Is Social Net working Changing Childhood? A National Poll, Common Sense Media, 2009 Trust online: Young adults' evaluation of Web content, International Journal of Communication, 2010 Generation M2: Media in the lives of 8- to 18-year-olds. Kaiser Family For every chapter of your education The Secret Online Lives of Teens, McAfee, 2010 Americans and text messaging, Pew Internet and American Life Project, 201 Millenials will benetit and sufter due to their hyperconnected lives, Pew Internet and American Life Project. 2012 Teens, kindness and cruelty on social network sites, Pew Internet and American Life Project. 2011 Bew Ioternet and American Life Project, 2010 Teens and mobile p Teens, smartphonės & texting. Pew Internet and American Life Project, 2011

The Millennial Teenager

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Are you confused by how this generation interacts with one another? Our infographic offers a closer look at the tech-savvy world of these teens and shows the old fogies what they are missing.


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