All the unfortunate people born between 1997 and 2010 who grew up with the Internet. The generation who saw someone kill themselves in a video, but 'hey look there are also cute baby animals'. If you ask anybody of this generation to sing you Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ they could. Probably all are either depressed, have anxiety or both, but everyone must die anyway, right?
Millennials: Oh I am sooo depressed
Generation Z: *eyes red from crying for the last hour* Kowabummer
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The generation immediately following Generation Y/Millennials. Typically means people born very close to the start of the 20th century (late 90's or early 2000's), but some official statistics set the start year as early as 1993 or as late as 2006.
13 year old Billy is a member a Generation Z, having been born in 2004.
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Today’s teenagers and young adults, ranging in age from about 10-22. Whatever source you look up says something different, though.

We grew up in a post 9/11 world, were kids when the economy crashed, saw the first black man elected president and the first orange man elected president. Social media and iPhones were and are part of growing up for us.

Although the world is statistically getting better, we’ve never felt like we live in a peaceful world. As kids, we watched the war in Iraq and Afghanistan on TV. We have seen the rise of ISIS, school shootings, and huge natural disasters due to climate change. We have been inundated with bad news and fake news due to growing up with the internet. Adults told us growing up that we were entitled narcissists and our phones that they invented were destroying our social skills.

We grew up on youtube, twitter and instagram, making friends with people halfway across the world since we were young. We are the first truly global generation. Our claim to fame is our memes.

We have been handed a world that is more complex and faster changing than any other time in history. Many see it as broken. We saw the world lose it’s footing around 2016 when Trump became president, Brexit passed, and Harambe died. Many of us question whether or not it’s ethical to have kids, because we wonder if they’ll be around to see the end of the world. We are ridden with depression and anxiety and worry for the future. We are doing the best we can.
Generation Z: how bout I just yeet myself into oblivion
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The first generation born in the 21st century and were born 2000 or 2001 to 2020. Generation Y or Millennials are born 1980s to 2000.
Kid: I'm 15 years old mom I can date a boy if I want.
Adult: Shut up you're generation z and are still a kid.
Kid: I hate you!
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The laymans term for those of Homelander Generation. Members of this generation are born in 2005 and onward, and are defined by the ubiquity of the internet from an early age. They differ from Millennials (1982-2004) in that their Generations "great obstacle" is not yet realized.
Teachers today have to deal with the horror that is Generation Z
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- Precise date range: 1995-2009
- Come of Age (turning 18 Years old): 2013 - 2027

The generation born completely within the technological age, war on terror, and multiculturalism. This generation is the first true global culture as their characteristics and trend is more uniform across the globe as they become the most open minded generation to date.

The earliest will vaguely remembers the 20th century, little affinity (mental age factor) or no memory of September 11th 2001, and the last golden years of TV animations in the western world, in Asia and elsewhere, Rise in standard of living, exposure to Computer and Internet and grow up in the reduction in moral, traditional values.

Comparable to grandparents Silent Generations and parents, Generation X. As of 2010 however, Generation Z culture are rising, they are predicted to be more cautious, more conservative and connected than ever with everyone around the globe. Despite the trend of them conforming to the Postmodernism counterculture or "spoiled culture". Generation Z's awareness will certainly derived them from the former generation mindset. They will help shape the fragile 21st century (Though not pioneer them like Gen Y) into a new understanding and approach of the global society.

Note: These measurements are cross referenced considerations mental development age and memories, significant events, and culture conditioning, regardless of their affinity towards former culture interest or attitude
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The earliest children of Generation Z are those born in and after 1990 and are often the children of generation X. They are unique as they have grown up with the internet. This generation is very networked with social networks and many means of communication and means of entertainment at their finger tips such as Cell Phones, iPod, Facebook, YouTube and IM. Digital networking and sharing is common and many have not known a time without the internet and are often referred to as digital natives.
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