Digital natives are related to each other in ways that transcend even very disparate national origins. If you are under 25, it doesn’t matter if you live in Chile or China, Slovakia, Mexico or Lebanon: you can’t imagine life without media.
“Everyone who lives a modern life,” said a student at Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile, “is addicted to some kind of media – any type and age of people. We are all part of this. It is almost as important as wearing clothes.”
That’s what this ten-country study spanning five continents found: you could shuffle the students’ comments and you would have no idea what nationality a student was, despite the various levels of economic development, press freedom and access to news and information within the countries that took part in the world Unplugged experiment.
Click through to the pages of the university partners to this study (by clicking on the tabs above or the links below) to read more about those schools that took part and how they conducted the world Unplugged experiment on their own campuses: