iGen, the internet generation known as Gen Z, is the newest generation to be named. Members were born since 1995 and are currently between 4 and 24. Their population is nearly 74 million in the United States.
Gen Z grew up with technology, the internet, and social media, causing them to be sometimes stereotyped as tech-addicted or anti-social. Their outstanding characteristics — being independent, self-confident and autonomous — have challenged educators to meet their interests and habits.
The average Gen Z got their first smartphone before their twelfth birthday. They communicate primarily through social media and texts, and spend as much time on their phones as older generations do watching television.
Gen Zers differ from older generations because they are the first consumers to have grown up wholly in the digital era. They're tech-savvy and mobile-first — and they have high standards for how they spend their time online.
Our keynote speaker will discuss the influence of quality and social media on Gen Z's educational behavior, and consider potential courses of action for educators and schools to meet their needs.
About Our Speaker
Alisty Joy Keneth established AJK Diversified in January 2007 to address Long Island’s growing need to understand and adapt to the ethnic/cultural changes on Long Island. Working in the anti-bias field on Long Island since 1999, Ms. Keneth created, implemented, facilitated and directed “Hate Crime 101: The Continuum of Prejudicial Behavior” in every segment of Long Island’s community.
Ms. Keneth has worked in conjunction with Nassau and Suffolk Police Departments Bias Crime Units and District Attorneys’ Offices in assisting victims of hate crimes and conducting intervention for hate crime perpetrators.
To contact the Western Suffolk Counselors' Association please call (631) 209-0839 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.