🔗 Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media

One interesting side effect as the kids of the oversharing generation get older… they’re more interested in privacy:

The fact that Gen Z have had their every move documented online since before they could walk, talk, or even control their bowels helps explain their antipathy to social media: it makes sense for them to strive for privacy, as soon as they reach the age when they have a choice over their online image. […]

Gen Z has an interest in privacy that subtly sets them apart. “Young people want to get away from the curtain-twitching village, where everyone knows everything about you,” Binns says. So while today’s teens spend a lot of time online, they don’t actually share that much personal information.

(link via @bradbarrish)

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