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What is a “Phigital” Kid?

“Phigital” is the recently coined name for the current generation of kids  - Gen Z -who do not draw a distinction between the physical and digital worlds and are comfortable (or apparently comfortable)in both.

What exactly does that mean? For these kids, digital is EVERYTHING. They do not remember a time before the Internet or before the existence of WiFi, so they expect that access is a part of everything. At school, this means they expect the incorporation of mobile devices in their classroom, as well as mobile strategies for helping them learn and catch up on or supplement their classwork. Parents and teachers need to remember that for the “phigital” mindset, the real world is never more than a click away so everything they do needs to be relevant in real life. Hold on world, it looks like a major generation clash is about to get underway.