Young people are giving the rest of us much-needed hope

JUDGING by the more alarmist news headlines from the past year, the current generation of young people are addicted to their phones, stuck to the couch, obsessed with selfies and corrupted by sexting and internet porn.

You’d be forgiven for thinking the gulf between old and young is wider than ever before, thanks to technology driving a wedge between parents and their children and a no-deal Brexit threatening to rob the young ones of freedoms and opportunities their elders took for granted for decades. It’s a gloomy picture indeed.

But is it really an accurate one? Or is it the case that negativity sells papers and generates clicks…

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Published in The National on December 28 2018.

Published by Shona Craven

Writer, editor, talking head

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