Growing up digital

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Growing up digital

  1. 1. Growing Up Digital<br />Stacey L. Vernooy<br />14-Mar-11<br />The Rise of the Net Generation<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  2. 2. Demographics<br />Developmental Psychology<br />Economics<br />Marketing<br />Sociology<br />Technology<br />Parenting<br />Business Strategy<br />Evolution of a new generation.<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  3. 3. In 1999, the children age 2 to 20 that interact (not isolated to the internet).<br />The generation represented by 30% of the population that has grown up surrounded by ‘digital media’ influences.<br />Digital technologies include cameras, video games and CD-ROMS.<br />Computers can be found in the home, school, factory and office.<br />The Louder Echo<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  4. 4. The shift from broadcast to interactive is the key element in the ‘N-generation’. <br />They want to be users.<br />How this changes the elements of our lives…<br />The way we create wealth<br />The enterprises we develop<br />The nature of commerce and marketing<br />The delivery system for entertainment<br />The learning in the economy<br />The nature of government, governance and our culture <br />The body of politics and networking<br />What are the differences?<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  5. 5. Widespread population among developed countries causes a large shift in available future resources.<br />Countries that can not house, feed and support their next generation are left behind in the exposure to technology, new ideas and education to improve their standard of living.<br />Technology is among the ‘elite’.<br />The ‘digital divide’…technology ‘haves’ vs. ‘have-nots’<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  6. 6. The study of human populations, a key to understanding the economy, business and society in view of predicting future needs.<br />Used to anticipate future school enrolments, real estate prices, demands on government resources and services including child care to social security.<br />Demographics…<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  7. 7. Baby Boom (1946 to 1964) <br />29% of the current population<br />approx 77.2 million children<br />Baby Bust (1965 to 1976)<br />16 % of the current population<br />approx 44.9 million children<br />Baby Boom Echo (1977 to 1997)<br />30% if the current population<br />approx 81.1 million children<br />Defining the generations<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  8. 8. Children are controlling global communication, creating, verifying and reacting to fluid media developments. Constructing intricate net experiences.<br />Investigating online vs. asking a manager and evaluating opinions from authorities and references readily available.<br />The internet represents networks of networks, webs of information, interlocking questions with answers from varying sources.<br />Why should we be concerned?<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  9. 9. The older generation are uneasy about the new technology – which kids are embracing.<br />Older generations tend to be uneasy about new media<br />Old media are uneasy about new media<br />The digital revolution, unlike previous ones is not controlled by adults<br />Four themes of the New Generation Gap<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  10. 10. Creation of an ‘identity’ as a young adult is reinforced by interaction.<br />Development of values, to exercise judgment, to analyze, to evaluate and to criticize or defend another.<br />Self reliance and gathering emotional support by finding ‘like minded’ connections and building benefits of peer support in cyberspace.<br />Positives attributes of the new generation<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  11. 11. Chat rooms permit a wide audience to simply type responses whenever available, via a conference room environment.<br />Email or bulletin boards requires a ‘give and take’; of posted responses relying on the transmission of completed statements to directed recipients. One at a time in communication path.<br />Synchronous vs. Asynchronous<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  12. 12. “Treat other people as you would yourself be treated”<br />You are entitled to express your opinions.<br />You are entitled to an audience.<br />You are expected to learn.<br />You are expected to teach.<br />You have a right to disagree.<br />You have a right to respond.<br />It is your privilege to change your mind.<br />It is your privilege to remain silent.<br />Participant Rights and Rules for interactive forum.<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  13. 13. Fierce Independence<br />Emotional and Intellectual Openness<br />Inclusion<br />Free expression and Strong values<br />Innovation<br />Preoccupation and maturity<br />Investigation<br />Immediacy<br />Sensitivity to Corporate interest<br />Authentication and trust<br />10 Themes of N-Gen Culture.<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  14. 14. Experiment<br />Education<br />Experience<br />Trial & Error<br />Trust<br />Ways to become more adaptive<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />
  15. 15. Thank You <br />Questions, Concerns and Comments<br />8 May 2011<br />S. VERNOOY P: 519-439-2717 ext 872<br />

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