Well-off but blighted by health issues, the Zeds are fighting for recognition, writes Caroline Marcus.

Welcome to Generation Z, the forgotten generation. Generation Z encompasses children aged 17 and younger, one in five of whom will have some form of mental illness.

One in four will be bullied, most likely over the internet. Also known as the New Silent Generation, it will be the most educated, financially well-off and technologically literate in history.

Exposed to marketing at a younger age, Zeds are experts at multi-tasking and spend their free time communicating online and texting on their mobile phones. Zeds have older parents, fewer siblings and are more disconnected from their communities than any other generation… click here to find out more…

I started to get a little nervous when reading this…
My girl fits into the Gen Z demographic, as do I in terms of the older parent, no siblings… the stats have certainly surprised me. What that means is that if its not my girl, then I know kids that these numbers will relate to… that’s scary, and sad.

How can that be? Clearly we must be missing stuff along the way. Yes I know we have to let them live their own lives so I can only hope that we’ve got the base right (which by the way I trust the decisions made so far are reinforcing just that), so that she can take life by the throat! time will tell I guess…