Screenagers has multiple, related meanings:

  1. People in their teens or early twenties who have an aptitude for digital devices and spend a substantial amount of their time on the Internet and interacting with social media.[1]
  2. An emerging term used to describe the generation born between approximately 1995 and 2015 who have grown up with handheld screens (e.g. smartphones and tablets) as their primary content viewing and communication devices. Other terms used include “Centennials” and “Generation Z.” [1]
  3. The title of a 2016 documentary exploring the impact that time spent using technology has on the development of children and young adults.[2]



  1. Common Language in Marketing Project, 2017.

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