They may only have been around since 2010, but members of Generation Alpha are already tech-savvy, socially conscious, and highly influential. What impact has having a Gen Yer for a parent had on these kids? How is technology shaping who they are? And what are they passionate about?
In the digital age, parents have more information about their children than ever before – they can track their kid’s location remotely, monitor sleeping patterns, and even check whether the chores are done. Can all this tech allay common parental anxieties or will it fuel fresh concerns?
Financial difficulties have led many Gen Yers to forgo home-ownership, marriage, and kids for the time being – but that doesn’t mean they’re without a rich family life. Instead of following traditional life paths, they’re embracing plants, pets, and friends to feel a sense of domestic fulfillment.
American Gen Yers have never been in so much debt – those aged 30-39 owe a combined total of $408.4 billion in student loans alone – and as they start to have families, their money worries are only growing. How can apps like Wela helping these young households tackle their financial crises?
The digital era has made keeping tabs on children’s behavior more difficult for parents, who often fret about the various dangers of constant connectedness – from smartphone addiction to age-inappropriate content to the threat of cyberbullying. So, how can tech be made more kid-friendly?