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iGen: Understanding the Smartphone Generation and Finding a Balance with Technology

January 13, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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One event on January 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

One event on January 14, 2019 at 6:30 pm

The iGen is the first generation to spend their entire childhood in the age of the smartphone, and this fact alone seems to have an important impact on who they are and how they relate to the world. More than previous generations, they are obsessed with safety, focused on tolerance, and have no patience for inequality. They are also “on the brink of the worst mental health crisis in decades.”

In this lively talk we will explore the idea that iGen may be growing up more slowly than previous generations. Learn what practical tools may be utilized to best meet the developmental needs of children and encourage their independence and autonomy.


Sunday, January 13, 2019 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – target audience is confirmandi & parents

Monday, January 14, 2019 from 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. – target audience is adults, teachers, principals, faith formation directors, youth ministers and young adult ministry and clergy – followed by an optional dialogue segment from 11 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Monday, January 14, 2019 from 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m. – target audience is parents of elementary students.

Parents/Adults are welcome at any or all – but children under 9th grade should not attend as subject matter is not appropriate for younger teens/children.

St. Juliana is located at 1316 N. Acacia Ave. in Fullerton. Enter the large church parking lot on Melody Lane, just east of Acacia Avenue.

For questions, contact Daniella Aquino at (714) 282-3060 or daquino@rcbo.org.


Jean Twenge, Ph.D, is a professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and the author of more than 140 scientific publications and books, including iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy-and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood. Dr. Twenge frequently gives talks and seminars on teaching and working with today’s young generation based on a dataset of 11 million young people. Her research has appeared in The Atlantic and The New York Times (to name a few) and she has been featured on the Today Show, NBC Nightly News, Fox & Friends, NPR and CNN.


St. Juliana Falconieri
1316 N. Acacia Ave.
Fullerton, CA United States
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