ELLE (Canada) - - Anniversary -

1. They were born be­tween the late ’90s and now. 2. They have an av­er­age eight-se­cond at­ten­tion span. (Gen Ys have an av­er­age of 12 sec­onds.) 3. There are two bil­lion Gen Zs world­wide. 4. They make up 25 per­cent of the North Amer­i­can pop­u­la­tion. 5. Some call them “Gen­er­a­tion Mo­bile” be­cause they’re con­stantly con­nected. 6. Th­ese are true “dig­i­tal na­tives” who have never known life with­out com­put­ers. 7. Ex­perts think that be­cause they grew up dur­ing the Great Re­ces­sion, Gen Zs will be more fo­cused on sta­bil­ity than their Mil­len­nial pre­de­ces­sors, who grew up in the rel­a­tively pros­per­ous ’90s. 8. Their ac­cess to the In­ter­net and smart­phones means form­ing friend­ships on­line is fairly nor­mal. 9. They’re con­cerned about the en­vi­ron­ment. 10. As kids of for­mer “latchkey kid” Gen Xs, they’re thought to be more self-re­liant than the parentally de­pen­dent Mil­len­ni­als.

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