Year 2020, Volume 4 , Issue 2, Pages 113 - 134 2020-08-10

THE RELATIONSHIP OF GENERATION Z WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
THE RELATIONSHIP OF GENERATION Z WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

Ayşe KAHRAMAN [1]


Technological developments have led the young generation to try to survive via technology. Especially after 2000, children have the most influence on the widespread of technology and the Internet. Children can easily access information by using the possibilities provided by technology. This generation, which closely follows digital technology, is defined as Generation Z. The most outstanding features of Generation Z can be defined as the children born after 1990 and intertwined with technology. Individuals in generation Z frequently use technology products such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. These individuals actively use digital technology, and for them, a life without the Internet is almost unthinkable. Generation Z, benefiting from technological developments at a high level, despite being prone to communication thanks to the technological opportunities, they feel under oppression by being exposed to the supervision of their families. In this context, the study aims to focus on the relationship of Generation Z with digital technology and the positive and negative effects of the technology on Generation Z.

Technological developments have led the young generation to try to survive via technology. Especially after 2000, children have the most influence on the widespread of technology and the Internet. Children can easily access information by using the possibilities provided by technology. This generation, which closely follows digital technology, is defined as Generation Z. The most outstanding features of Generation Z can be defined as the children born after 1990 and intertwined with technology. Individuals in generation Z frequently use technology products such as computers, smartphones, and tablets. These individuals actively use digital technology, and for them, a life without the Internet is almost unthinkable. Generation Z, benefiting from technological developments at a high level, despite being prone to communication thanks to the technological opportunities, they feel under oppression by being exposed to the supervision of their families. In this context, the study aims to focus on the relationship of Generation Z with digital technology and the positive and negative effects of the technology on Generation Z.

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Primary Language en
Subjects Social
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-7823-788X
Author: Ayşe KAHRAMAN (Primary Author)
Institution: İSTANBUL ÜNİVERSİTESİ - CERRAHPAŞA
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : June 23, 2020
Acceptance Date : July 16, 2020
Publication Date : August 10, 2020

APA Kahraman, A . (2020). THE RELATIONSHIP OF GENERATION Z WITH DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY . Uluslararası Anadolu Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi , 4 (2) , 113-134 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/ulasbid/issue/54857/756877