Generation quiet_ why millennials are rejecting the outdoor protest _ the independent

While recent political activity has led unprecedented numbers of people to take to the streets in protest, experts analysing the habits and actions of the younger generation can confirm that public demonstrations are really quite passé.

It’s no secret that Millennials – the “Facebook generation” of young people reaching adulthood around the turn of the 21st Century – have dominated the internet as their primary platform to help get their voices heard.

But a recent survey of more than 1,000 16-24 year-olds, led by Voxburner in its Youth Trends Report suggests the future of activism could be its most silent revolution yet.

South Korean policemen detain student protestors during a protest against South Korean President Park Geun-Hye outside the National Assembly in Seoul, South Korea.

Hundreds of protesters including Indigenous People, students and militant groups marched towards the US Embassy to protest against the presence of US military troops and condemning the violent dispersal which left at least forty people hurt including twenty police officers and three people who were run over by a police van

A man holds up a photograph of a missing student with a caption reading ‘We are missing 43,’ during a meeting marking the 25-month anniversary of the disappearances of 43 students in the southern state of Guerrero, in Mexico City.


Miguel Perez, an intern student from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, puts away his cell phone before walking into the operating room at the Dr. French flag images free Isaac Gonzalez MartÌnez Oncological Hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Once they complete their general surgery training, many residents are moving to the United States in search of better wages, one of the main factors linked to the current shortage of specialists in the Island

Masses of protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela’s capital on the heels of a move by congress to open a political trial against Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election

Thousands, most of them high school students, march during a demonstration in Madrid, Spain, on a one day strike to protest about the country’s education law that increases the number of annual exams

Students gather on the west mall to confront the Young Conservatives of Texas student organization over a controversial bake sale on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.

The Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at the University of Texas-Austin sparked the protest with an affirmative action bake sale. Wild pitch frisco facebook The club encouraged students to buy a cookie and talk about the disastrous policy that is affirmative action

Donald Parish Jr, right, confronts Electrical and Computer Engineering senior Dewayne Perry over a controversial bake sale on The University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.

The Young Conservatives of Texas chapter at the University of Texas-Austin sparked the protest with an affirmative action bake sale. Baseball diamond cake The club encouraged students to buy a cookie and talk about the disastrous policy that is affirmative action

Brigham Young University announced that students who report sexual assault will no longer be investigated for possible violations of the Mormon-owned school’s strict honor code that bans such things as alcohol use

Students of secondary education march to protest against the final examinations and LOMCE (The Improvement Quality Education Law) law, after a call by trade unions, in Murcia, Spain

South African police have used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of protesters who had marched to the parliament building to call for free university education, where the finance minister was giving a budget speech

An injured student is helped by colleagues during protest outside the parliament during South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s medium term budget speech in Cape Town, South Africa

Plaintiffs and bereaved families of elementary school students killed in the tsunami that followed a major earthquake in northeastern Japan in 2011, show banners that say ‘victory in a suit filed with the Sendai District Court’ in Sendai.

A group of student at Ewha Womans University calls for a thorough investigation into those involved in years of engagement with state affairs backstage by Choi Soon-sil, a personal confidante of South Korean President Park Geun-hye, at the school’s front gate in Seoul, South Korea

Libyans throw a newly graduated student into a fountain as they celebrate during the graduation ceremony for students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi

Libyans celebrate as they attend the graduation ceremony for students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi

Libyans celebrate as they attend the graduation ceremony for students from the Faculty of Pharmacy at the Al-Arab University in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi

Thousands of Thai Catholic students take part in mourning tributes and in singing the Thai Royal Anthem to honour late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej at Saint Dominic School in Bangkok, Thailand

St Andrews University students take part in a foam fight known as Raisin Monday in the Lower College Lawn behind St Salvator’s Quadrangle following the Raisin Weekend

St Andrews University students take part in a foam fight known as Raisin Monday in the Lower College Lawn behind St Salvator’s Quadrangle following the Raisin Weekend, an annual tradition where student ‘parents’ inflict tasks on the unfortunate first-years they have adopted as ‘children’ as part of a mentoring scheme

Featuring videos of people and global celebrities tipping buckets of ice water over their heads before nominating other people to do the same, the challenge was criticised by some as a pointless fad.

But after a matter of weeks, the campaign had raised $115 million (£93 million) and the ALS Association charity announced the funds had helped scientists identify a new gene associated with the disease.

“I believe that the youth has always been and always will be outspoken, but that social media has definitely provided a platform to broadcast those thoughts in a way the world has never experienced,” says Christine Wong, a 20-year-old student from the University of Warwick.

The Project Semicolon, a non-profit mental health organisation dedicating to support those who are struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide, is also thriving online. Landscape lighting world Young people all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos and sharing them on social media to support the movement.

The Youth Trends report also highlights how young people have become the content creators to watch. Basketball courts nyc They’re not consumers anymore, but vloggers, Youtubers or instagrammers followed by hundreds or thousands of social media followers.

“There is no better way to experience a place right now, but live video. Fantasy football betting sites A picture may be worth a thousand words, but live video can take you someplace and show you around,” so proudly states Periscope, a live-video streaming service.

Social media has allowed young people to connect with strangers from all over the world. Mono pitch roof construction drawings The term global citizen has never been so popular. Frances bean cobain tattoos Services such as Snapchat and live videos on Facebook or Periscope have enabled young people to connect with people of different cultures, origins and countries.

Such statistics surely prove that young people are a world away from their parents and grandparents’ generations – with even less in common that before. Garden planner app And yet, figures show they are more connected than ever, with a growing interest for traditional values.

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