Gen Z, roughly born between 1997 – 2005, have been experiencing high levels of disconnection due to increased social media use and no longer having formal meetups to help facilitate social connection. Due to their constant upbringing being shaped by technology and social media, Gen Z-ers are now looking for ways to have important connections that’s not always through their phones or computers.
Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to highlight the ongoing struggle of social isolation, disconnection and loneliness experienced by Gen Z. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at info@GenWellProject.org.
Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness in Gen Z-ers
- Often referred to as one of the loneliest generations, Gen Z, often struggle with creating meaningful connections within work (link)
- 79 percent of Gen Z respondents report feeling lonely (link)
- Generation Z reported feeling more lonely than old generations (link)
- Gen Z is less likely to reach out for help (link)
- You can have friends and family and still feel lonely – look for meaningful connection (link)
- Due to the changing nature of how we connect through traditional venues of school and church-based communities, Gen Z-ers are being encouraged to join social groups that emphasize and foster meaningful friendships (link)
- Say yes (link)
- Look towards projects and causes that you’re passionate about to spark connection (link)
- Make the point of reaching out to a friend (link)