American public school teacher here. This country is fucking doomed. Generation Z is the absolutely downfall of this nation, whether or not they're more conservative than ever.
They're all smart phone addicts
The kids who don't use social media are outcasts and teased/goaded into jumping on board
Even if it is just a fashion trend, 95% of the girls wear leggings, yoga pants, or tight jeans. Even at the younger grades.
The number of androgynous kids is on the rise
There are less "traditional" names, even for the white kids. I don't have classes with 3 Michaels or 2 girls named Molly anymore. Every kid has a unique name.
Teenagers don't have observable cliques anymore (jocks, nerds, goths...). Instead, their cliques only exist on their social media and who's "in on the group chat"
They don't watch TV or go to the movies or pay for their music. But they watch a metric fuck ton of Youtube
Every girl acts like a complete skank on Snapchat/Instagram
Every boy has access to naked pictures of his female classmates and trades them with his buddies. The girls don't see the problem with continually sending nudes until their parents or the administration make it a problem
Girls are worse bullies than boys. All boys do is play games on their phones or act like idiots in the hallway. Girls spend their free time entirely on their phones taking pictures of themselves or hazing other girls through social media.
My high school students struggle to do even the most basic math. They need calculators to solve problems like "50-30" or scratch pa