X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
Some consumers suffer from screen addiction.

I’ve always felt lucky to have been born in the perfect year (1983) to grow up alongside an incredible technology evolution – from land line phones and cassette tapes in junior high; to CDs and the first Nokia cell phones in high school; to texting, MySpace and Facebook’s first days in my early 20s; to 24/7 connectivity and media streaming via smartphones and other devices in my late 20s and early 30s. I loved the fact these innovations came about during these particular stages of my life; today’s senior citizens, for example, missed out on the fun until later on and are more hesitant to adopt new technology (unless you’re my 100-year-old grandma, who texts and uses Facebook daily. No joke.) And Gen Zers are stuck navigating adolescence in a world of posting and sharing. The way bullying took place when I was that age – verbally and in written notes – was bad enough; cyberbullying takes it to a whole new level.

Natasha Chilingerian

Natasha has served as managing editor for CU Times since March 2015. She also served as a communications specialist for Xceed Financial Credit Union in Los Angeles from 2013-2015, and as a CU Times freelancer from 2011-2013. She has been a professional writer for more than 13 years, specializing in news and lifestyle journalism as well as marketing copywriting for companies in the finance and technology space.

More from this author

Credit Union Times

Don’t miss crucial strategic and tactical information necessary to run your institution and better serve your members. Join Credit Union Times now!

  • Free unlimited access to Credit Union Times' trusted and independent team of experts for extensive industry news, conference coverage, people features, statistical analysis, and regulation and technology updates.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and Credit Union Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including TreasuryandRisk.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now

Copyright © 2018 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.