A few people asked me for the snapshot of “young people today” that I used. I’ll put it below but it’ll be good to have some comments from the Blogosphere on which of the generalisations you agree/disagree with and whether there is anything missing?
I developed this from a list that appeared in Youthwork magazine some years back (OK, quite a lot of years back!) contrasting 70’s teens with 90’s teens. It’s developed and changed from my experience, my reading and best of all in giving it to young people for their comment and perspective.
|Live for the moment||Consumers|
|Media Savvy||Act on their values|
|Image orientated||Crave Belonging|
|Seek the Authentic||Struggle with self image|
It probably doesn’t work completely as just a list as I normally unpack them as themes quite a lot. But your reflections please …