Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

It's a Tech-Savvy Life for Our Generation Z; Meet the Generation That's at Home in the Digital Jungle

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

It's a Tech-Savvy Life for Our Generation Z; Meet the Generation That's at Home in the Digital Jungle

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Byline: KIERAN BANKS kieran.banks@qt.com.au

TECHNOLOGY may represent a dense jungle that mystifies those still coming to grips with the ever-evolving cyber world.

But the digital natives of Generation Z, who call this jungle home, are on the verge of making their technologically savvy presence felt as they enter the final year of high school.

For the Gen Z first borns of 1995, it is a noteworthy year which signifies the beginning of a generational shift.

Figures provided by demographer Mark McCrindle indicate Australia's 4.6 million Generation Zs are almost exclusively the children of Generation X.

West Moreton Anglican College Year 12 students are on the edge of the digital future, with each pupil in possession of an iPad.

But they claim the stereotypical opinion of teenagers constantly plugged into an iPod or having an obsession with constantly updating their Facebook status is not entirely true.

Madeline Rodgers admitted it was tough when her iPad was out of action, but thought the tag didn't quite fit. …

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