GEN Z 2025
MUCH ADO ABOUT ONE THING
At the same time, Gen Z are drawn in by
incessant social media pings demanding their
attention. They “feel compelled to answer
texts or direct messages almost immediately,”
according to a study to be presented at the
British Psychological Society. These instant
demands on their attention can feel like a never-
ending an emotional investment, which can
ultimately deter teens’ health by causing anxiety,
the same research says.
Consequently, the ability to focus on what’s
important is also a kind of protective shield from
the potentially stress-inducing overload of too
much noise. Just focus.
The emotional toll of
Teens feel compelled
to answer texts or
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