Kids - GenY Vs GenZ

I just read an interesting article (not the Onion this timeHappy) comparing GenZ kids (currently teens) to GenY (the young adults).

Basically, it states that the GenZ are less likely to drink alcohol, have sex, drive, or go out without their parents than the previous generation.

That got me to thinking -- are the GenZ kids more socially acceptable than the previous generation?

I know we have had several discussions concerning the manners of people degrading over the years to a point that "Me" is the only thing that matters. Have we reached a turning point with the new generation?

In my experiences, both on the ship and off, it seems to me that the kids (age 18 and below) are generally better behaved than the kids of 10 years ago, and much better behaved than the 20-somethings. Although there are exceptions, I believe this to be the trend.

Perhaps there is hope for the human race? What are your thoughts?

5 Answers

This is an interesting topic, I've not really paid that close attention to this. I will have to may an effort to pay closer attention, now I'm curious.

Keeping it cruise related, we really haven't noticed any misbehaviour, or drunk guests on any of our cruises. We don't hang out in the bars, but on the Lido during the day there's lots of partying going on, with well behaved young and older people. Sure, we've seen Tweens running the halls, but they weren't in our way, and were just having fun.

Interesting read.

We cruise with our son and with other members of the family. I have on occasion pulled the DAD card out and insist we do a family thing. Now it is just normal that the whole family gets together often.. The old ones are not getting any younger and we can teach the youngsters a thing or two.

This is good news. Maybe the kids are traveling more


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