(Barna) Screens are everywhere. Whether at work, school or home, no generation is exempt from tech’s influence in this digital age, especially as society moves further into a COVID-shaped reality that has necessitated an even greater dependence on devices.
While utilizing technology and media has its benefits, turning to devices too often can have harmful repercussions as well—and recent Barna data show that at least the younger generations (namely, Gen Z) are speaking up about their ambivalent relationship with technology. Teens and young adults in new Barna studies are articulating both the positive and negative impact screens have in their lives. Is it time to push the reset button on our technological leanings?