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screenager

(1) From Douglas Rushkoff's 1997 book "Playing the Future," a screenager is a teenager who spends a lot of time at a computer screen. Screenager activities are sending email and instant messages, downloading music and movies, gaming and Web surfing.

(2) A song from English rock band MUSE about teenagers who put up a screen between themselves and their family. The lyrics start out "Who's so phony and always surrounded? Stop your screaming, no one can hear."
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Variously called 'N-Gen' (Tapscott, 1998), 'screenagers' (Rushkoff, 1996), and 'digital natives' (Prensky, 2001), they have already undergone this process.
In the popular press, binge viewing and Netflix are becoming synonymous, especially for young viewers, including "screenagers." (1) Of course, not all millennials were "born digital" or have access to these services.
We've even joked about it that they are 'screenagers' instead of teenagers," Ramirez says.
Younger generations are often described as "screenagers" instead of "teenagers" because they mediate some type of screen often and simultaneously (Rushkoff, 2006).
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Radford noted other terms for this generation, including Screenagers and Millennials.
The treatment encourages youngsters, who are being dubbed 'screenagers', to think about their relationship with their technology or social networking websites like Facebook and teaches them skills to help them switch off.
Are we rushing headlong into an age of "screenagers" as Douglas Rushkoff calls them?
Karen Brooks, a Southern Cross University Associate Professor, says that kids aged five to 18-referred to as "screenagers" or "mediavores"-should be taught the skills to deal with the onslaught of sexualised images and persuasive advertising they see everyday.