The 'Those Kids Today...' Infographic Pins Old Against New

The ‘Those Kids Today…’ infographic compares the latest generation of teens with the teenagers of 1982. One can see with these comparisons that things have certainly changed over the last few decades.

The teenagers of today smoke less weed and cigarettes than their Breakfast Club counterparts. However, the graduation rate for the teenagers of 2012 is down a little more than five percent compared to 1982. While the teens of the 80s were 79.9 percent white, today’s generation has become much more diverse with only 54.7 percent being white. Since the 80s, teens have also been using more contraceptives when having sex for the first time.

The ‘Those Kids Today…’ infographic points out some interesting differences between the teenagers from the 1980s and today.