tv Newsbeat Debates BBC News September 26, 2017 9:00pm-10:01pm BST
played vida duckworth for more than 30 years, has died aged 77. she first appeared on the soap in 197a. herfamily say first appeared on the soap in 197a. her family say she had been the love, light and inspiration in their lives. in birmingham fora in birmingham for a live radio one debate. faces —— this is newsbeat, we're live on radio one and the bbc news channel for a different bbc news debate programme. all day 16—22 —year—olds have taken no telling us about the biggest issues in their life, hopes for the future, to whether other generations have got them wrong. hello, i'm a musician, social media is integral to my career, but some people think it is a bad thing. without it i could not pursue my
dream. i'm 16, without it i could not pursue my dream. i'm16, i feel like without it i could not pursue my dream. i'm16, ifeel like society is making it ten times harder for oui’ is making it ten times harder for our generation by forcing us to follow a mapped out route. our generation by forcing us to follow a mapped out routei our generation by forcing us to follow a mapped out route. i am katie, i9, and told that if work experience to get a work experience placement, nobody is willing to give us placement, nobody is willing to give usa placement, nobody is willing to give us a first chance. in case you did not never commit these guys are part of generation z, those of you aged 16-22. of generation z, those of you aged 16—22. for the next 60 minutes of generation z, those of you aged i6—22. for the next 60 minutes we will let you take over to talk about the biggest issues in your life. not just me here, newsbeat‘s nick rotherham is here as well. you guys have had a phone in your hands for most of your lives. use it tonight to get in touch. are you misunderstood? to get in touch. are you misunderstood 7 has your to get in touch. are you misunderstood? has your boss, teacher, grandparents got you wrong? chances to put them straight. get in touch with social media. send us videos on whatsapp. with us in the crescent theatre. an
audience of i6—22 —year—olds. some people you might recognise. a presenter from a youtube channel. award—winning blogger, activists. also known as the slum flower. european champion ship gold medallist, eddie downey. a dj, entrepreneur, ceo of super academy. we will hear from them throughout the programme about what it is like to be in generation z. before we go further, who exactly are generation z? further, who exactly are generation 2? anyone born between 1995 and 2001. 16-22 2? anyone born between 1995 and 2001. 16—22 —year—olds. everybody in
the room apart from you and me. this isa the room apart from you and me. this is a generation lived in a different era to everybody else. they always have the internet. you knew you world with terror, wars, and austerity measures, managers was been tight. what have we been finding out about them? we asked the polling company ipsos, they have polled 2000 people from your generation, and older generations. not much optimism about your future. 51% of you think you will be worse off than previous generations. only one in four of you think you will be better rough. still higher than the baby boomers who feel the same way, just 7% of them. remember we want you guys at home to get involved. text us on 81199. get involved. how
placements for different companies. a lot of them in the fashion industry are free. the internship, because it is so competitive game work for free. from that, because it is so competitive game work forfree. from that, i got a job straight afterwards with the any company that paid me. do you feel lucky? no, becausei company that paid me. do you feel lucky? no, because i worked hard. i think the people i surround myself with, we work hard. it is not luck, it is grafting. you optimistic about the future? this is my twin sister. we had just finished university, studying different causes. we have been using social media to promote out been using social media to promote our presenting. youtube, twitter, instagram. you optimistic about the future? what do you think when you hear other generations, older generations are less optimistic about your future ? i generations are less optimistic
about your future? i find it annoying, they think we do not try hard. it is so much harder for us. the competition is ten times harder, especially with social media. you can put agreeableness —— you can put a clip on instagram, and someone else can put something similar, which is not better, but get many more viewings. before there was not as much competition. with social media, so much everywhere. harder to stand out, even if you are good at what you do. good to hear. i'm 21, just graduated from a history degree. i do see what you're saying, graft important. i feel like everyjob i saying, graft important. i feel like every job i applied saying, graft important. i feel like everyjob i applied for, any experience, like kate was saying, three plus years of experience in the field i want to working. i could work ina the field i want to working. i could work in a minimum wage job, which i have done, that i would like pursue my dream, does not seem like my
degree is getting me anywhere. what is the dream job? i want to work in politics, that sort of feel. very competitive. everyone wants to go into it, doing unpaid internships. not everyone can do it. not ok for anyone to go and live in london. i can't give an live in london for free. quite difficult. you can't get work experience without work experience, you need work experience to get work experience. tricky. i'm courtney, 21, still studying, in my last year. quite similarly committed so last year. quite similarly committed so competitive now. i have friends who work threejobs, so competitive now. i have friends who work three jobs, just to survive. even at uni,, i have had to do other full—time survive. even at uni,, i have had to do otherfull—timejobs, as survive. even at uni,, i have had to do other full—time jobs, as well as doing uni. if i'm having to do that, to put myself through uni, what will it be like with a degree? anymore positive? you tell me. let's go to oui’ positive? you tell me. let's go to our panel. bj, you work with young
people. i want to get your response to our survey results. a1% of people in the survey believe there like life will be worse than the previous generations. 25% think it will be better. compared to 7%, 41 to 52—year—olds. better. compared to 7%, 41 to 52-year-olds. i would say to people i work with, when it comes to looking at our generation, sometimes there is a divide. you find amazing young people doing amazing things. killing it, smashing it. they are a lwa ys killing it, smashing it. they are always breaking through. glass ceilings, making things happen themselves. on the flip side, there isa time themselves. on the flip side, there is a time period you have to go through from even the people successful happy go through it. you are literally trying your uppermost to make something happen. you have to make something happen. you have to be on time, early, do all the extra things to get the opportunity.
sometimes when i look at a review, what we have just done here, sometimes when i look at a review, what we havejust done here, it sometimes when i look at a review, what we have just done here, it does not always fully represent the whole generation. not everyone who spoke up. the 3000 people spoken to, i would agree with the terms. a1% of people thinking they might be worse off, maybe even more uncertain terms. i'm from london, in london, everything is amazing at times. when i talk to people in smaller towns, literally you and your best mates may not have any prospects, regardless of having a degree. that isa regardless of having a degree. that is a real thing we don't talk about a society. this is a snapshot of your z, 16—22 —year—olds. even though a1% might feel worse off, thatis though a1% might feel worse off, that is higher than older generations, you think you will be worse off. maybe something to add to the point i made, something like, the point i made, something like, the world we live in with the
internet, the opportunities. almost like a blessing and curse. it can really make you. people's life changing daily. the man to be loads of things. sell products they're making. jewellery, clothing companies. amazing stuff. it is competitive. you have people from different cities, coming to your city. other people in surrounding towns. people going to manchester not able to getjobs in the rain city. these things are real. the bigger conversation i would like to have, once we get to the state where people feel worse off, and the opportunities can be hard. i see so many people taking sabbaticals, young people, to years of work, taking a three—month break. i say to
pa rents taking a three—month break. i say to parents and friends, i don't not eve ryo ne parents and friends, i don't not everyone agrees, from 16th you have to make a decision, 18 making decision, 21 making the decision. at what point did you spend time in the job you are going. another massive issue. you are right, we will come on to that later. talking about what you do, and enterprise giving young people the skills they need, matching them with employers?” believe in coaching. you only get to the best ability by being accelerated, ran people you are close to. i created something called super network and academy, finding 10,000 people i want to work with. my 10,000 people i want to work with. my kind of ambition, can we work together for the next ten years, connecting with different brands. pepsi, coca—cola other soft drinks. ba rclays. we pepsi, coca—cola other soft drinks. barclays. we work with massive brands that people like. spotify.
brands people know every day. we partner do programmes lasting 12 months. we give peoplejobs. get their mentors. great getting the first job, their mentors. great getting the firstjob, but how are you going to stay in. sometimes we forget we need to develop ourselves. we're working on an intense level of day—to—day stuff. so much more work needed around the country. how old are you? 22. you said you wasted the price of a range rover on university? long story short, i studied fashion design and development degree at the london college of fashion. going great until i got to the final year, i realise my mental health was not up i realise my mental health was not up to par. i could not hack it. i ended up taking the course. now i have to pay all that money back. the money achaemenid comes at the crust —— the money i have to pay back, it comes at the price of a brand—new
shiny land rover. and the money i did pay back, i've never seen it. it's shocking the price we have to pay to be educated in this country. my pay to be educated in this country. my name is connor, i'm from south wales, employment is low. i'm lucky, i managed to get interviews, a lot of young people in the same position as me, they are finding it tough. especially people with mental health problems. , whati especially people with mental health problems. , what i have to say, employers need to give people more ofa employers need to give people more of a chance. as somebody said earlier, a lot of employers from a unique work experience to get work experience to get to work experience together with vince phason. times need to change. employment is going to go through the roof again. i'm 16, just started sixth form. i feel very disposable at my work. very
disheartening with the minimum wage isa disheartening with the minimum wage is a much lower for—year—olds. disheartening with the minimum wage is a much lower for-year-olds. we're just disposable. what do you do, how much do get paid? i work at a theme park, getting a £4 60 an hour. a load to work flows of shifts for not a lot of money. it is good for 16—year—old, but scary for the future. i have started saving up for university. again, feeling disposable. so we can be let off whenever, we cannot be there, because ours for school. optimistic about your future? i would like to say yes, but with money problems, and university, it is very unclear. are you worse off than previous generations? yes, it is different, we don't get a lot of guidance.” generations? yes, it is different, we don't get a lot of guidance. i am 18 years old. i go to college, i have a part—time job. 18 years old. i go to college, i have a part—timejob. i 18 years old. i go to college, i have a part—time job. i believe i got quite lucky, getting myjob. in
my area there was a high demand for what i do. there were places that needed to be filled. can i ask you the area, what you are studying, and the area, what you are studying, and thejob? the area, what you are studying, and the job? at college i met the military preparation college. the endgame is to positively progress into the military. the job i do at the moment, i'm a kitchen assistant editor toby carberry in bromsgrove, worcestershire. —— toby carvery. what are you hoping to do? join the military. our uk been doing their job at the same time is going to couege? job at the same time is going to college? it is not easy, it is hard, because i am trying to get the point across, our generation was called lazy. are not lazy. not lazy at all. we put in the grafton hard work. we wa nt we put in the grafton hard work. we want a we put in the grafton hard work. we
wanta careerat we put in the grafton hard work. we want a career at the end of the day. we don't to sit around doing nothing. we want career. we want to work hard for it. we want to go to university, college was the one part—time jobs in the meantime. part—time jobs evil more jobs. you have work experience. you didn't go to uni. something feelvery passionate about. when i was going through the system, it is a system. not everyone can fit through that system the same as the previous person. for me going through school, you need to go to university to succeed, the only way. university shoved down my throat from a young age. by sue? -- by food? by teachers. also my peers. people saying you're not going to university, are you sure? for me, i knew what i wanted to do. especially
ina knew what i wanted to do. especially in a creative industry. in industry where you do not need a degree. you need experience. sometimes you have to work comedy stuff for free. you need that experience to get into it. connections, get yourself about. use the resources we have in today's age. technology, social media. the creative industry, now on social media is unbelievable. i'm so lucky, you should all see social media, it isa you should all see social media, it is a positive, of course, with a lot of negatives. it shapes mike vick, shake my friends careers. musicians do need to sign to a record label. they have there own platform. i do not have a cd. we use instagram is a cd. use our visuals. not have a cd. we use instagram is a cd. use ourvisuals. use not have a cd. we use instagram is a cd. use our visuals. use websites. how realistic is that? you are doing very well. people who have made it, earned a living from social media.
maybe the youtube platform, things they have set up. not the case for everybody. i feel like anyone can do it. the other thing why have the issue. i was wanted to go to the entertainment industry. i was told bv listed. why are you telling me to be realistic? you need to encourage young people, whatever they want to go into. you want to be a footballer, go be a footballer. not eve ryo ne footballer, go be a footballer. not everyone is going to be a footballer? for me, plan the, my plan a footballer? for me, plan the, my plana m footballer? for me, plan the, my plan a m my plan b was another back—up to get a plan a. that's how you have to see it. we should tell people what you do? time model and present. me and my friends came up with a concept for an online tv show related to fashion and street wear, we wa nted related to fashion and street wear, we wanted to do something like top gear, where there are four
presenters, giving challenges related to fashion. i had a friend or so creating a channel and a network that had some money behind it. we pitched our idea to them, they said, you know what, you can are shown on platform. they funded it, and the rest is history. great outfit. i'm 17 years old. i go to college. i work part—time. part—time, it is unfair that people u21 are not paid the minimum wage. even though they are doing the same thing. working the same job. i want to buy stuff, i want to save up. why someone to buy stuff, i want to save up. why someone else older than me, because you are older, you can earn more, doing the same job? what do you do?
i work as a waiter at a restaurant. i get paid for pounds ten and emma. we have talked aboutjobs. a lot of people want to do well, great career, by the rent place, put a roof over their heads. do you think you will be in a position to do that in any time? no. unless it changes. the minimum wage applies to people u21. who is optimistic about buying their own home? i can hear a lot of you laughing. cameron get a microphone over here, please?” you laughing. cameron get a microphone over here, please? i am. i would not necessarily use it for myself. i want to travel, do lots of stuff. i would get houses for money, renting them out. if it meant using other people's money, get interest rates, better than the bank. other people's money, get interest rates, betterthan the bank. not that difficult. you have a great
attitude, you have things lined up. all about networking? networking with the bank manager. gifted deposits, loads of ways around it. it is about educating yourself. i had enrolled in a property programme. i'm educating myself before i walk into it. the reason our generation, we could potentially save up and get deposits. we want to travel, we have social media for these amazing pictures of foreign places, why would we want a house in birmingham, when we could be using that money? i am a brummie. we give the travelling the world without four grand deposit? you have a positive attitude. and big aspirations. you are all 16—22, does anyone own their own home? down here. let's get a microphone to you.
i will here. let's get a microphone to you. iwillgrab your here. let's get a microphone to you. i will grab your microphone. what is your name? markers. did you save up, or get help? i left school at 17. had my own business. i decided i wa nted had my own business. i decided i wanted to buy a property. worked it an estate agent, learned how it works. i had some money saved up. like this lady was saying, went out and network to get a mortgage. for private investment to buy property. i went out to four individuals in manchester. i did that four times and made a business. a full—time business, we employ people. how do you feel that you are the only person in this room he waves the rent place? one more. two.” person in this room he waves the rent place? one more. two. i don't feel too much. everyone will own their own house one day they work
hard, and craft. and they invest wisely. i will take your microphone. passing it back to our second homeowner. i'm 22, working since i've was 16 as a chef. pretty stressfuljob. i i've was 16 as a chef. pretty stressful job. i managed i've was 16 as a chef. pretty stressfuljob. i managed to save up money to get the house with some friends. living there for the past seven or friends. living there for the past seven or eight months. i really enjoyed it. much prefer living away from the parents. prefer my independence. congratulations on owning your own home. is that what was in your mind, yourfocus? started off as a career. i was thinking what is to do moving forward. houses and cars were not in my mind. careerand forward. houses and cars were not in my mind. career and girls! forward. houses and cars were not in my mind. careerand girls! add another car. i'm doing ok. let's find out what is happening online christmas reality check. last coming
in on twitter, facebook. cal says i fear growing up in on twitter, facebook. cal says i feargrowing up in in on twitter, facebook. cal says i fear growing up in generation z. seh fear growing up in generation z. self entitled iphone addicts want everything, not willing to work permit. i'd imagine not a popular opinion in the crown. if you want to be successful, says ollie, get out of the uk while you still can. the optimism coming through on social media. of course i'm optimistic about my future. i have no choice but to work hard. ijust about my future. i have no choice but to work hard. i just want to be happy. you can send in whatsapp videos as well. i think all generations, the older ones are more traditional, they don't accept certain sexualities and races. they need more informative approaches. the young generation. the old generation, showing them the young generation, showing them the young generation are very good. we will come to sexuality shortly. owen on
twitter says i will be the prime minister the kingdom. if that is not optimism! isabel, on facebook, we're becoming more open minded to people's mental and emotional health and identities, if that is not a reason to be optimistic and i don't know what is. keep all the comments and messages coming in on social media. if you are just and messages coming in on social media. if you arejustjoining us, this is newsbeat live on radio one, one xtra and the asian network and the bbc news channel. also on facebook. life in birmingham. we're letting you 16—22 devolves, known as generation z takeover, to talk about the biggest issues in your life. what else if people tell us in the survey? i'm getting ready for the booming. we asked people, what is
the most important thing in generation z's lives? older people said social media, going out on the lash. you have told us it his family, education and your partners. we asked older generations what they thought of you. they said he was selfish, lazy and self—conscious. you describe yourself as hard—working, you describe yourself as ha rd—working, and you describe yourself as hard—working, and creative. you describe yourself as hard-working, and creative. there it is. i will say, hard-working, and creative. there it is. iwill say, what hard-working, and creative. there it is. i will say, what to think about the fact that other generations think you are lazy? all of the older generations might perceive us to be lazy. self—conscious, many other things with myself, and many others in the crowd can agree, although i am most the time iphone, the average is three others, we spent three
others of our times on social media. most of the time, when i am on my phone i'm using it for my business. reaching out to people, collaborate with people. although the older generation might think why are you whizz on your phone, i'm thinking two, three steps ahead of, how to work, how can reach my goal in the future. i am 17. i feel as work, how can reach my goal in the future. iam17. ifeel as though we're quite hard done by far the older generation. they assume we are lazy, he won the world handed to us in the silver platter. it is not like that. the social media thing is a total misconception. a lot of people use it to plug businesses. i did a mini interview going on bbc breakfast. there was a lad sat in the room saying he uses instagram for photography, when he showed one of the men who signed us up to the
thing, he says i want work from you. creating the extra platform. not using social media for our own vain reasons, it opens doors, a world of global expansion. before we have iphones, we knew about technology, we would only be able to reach a smaller platform. now we can branch out. are you lazy? no. i'm tasha, 19. i do history at uni. it is a common trend, the older generation always looks negatively on a younger generation. these views are not unique or special. there are certain things like social media, especially for our generation. looking negatively upon us, no truth in that. i'm not going to generalise and saying they believed lazy in our generation, some people are, so were some people in the older generation.
always some truth in stereotypes, but a lot of misconceptions. why do they call you lazy? not you personally? again links to the social media thing. if you're sat on a train on your phone, rather than reading a book. people can think they're looking at themselves, not doing anything. you could be on social media connecting. do you think it is to do with social media? we have been talking a lot about social media, people use it for businesses this and their way of life. i think there are quite a few negative effects from it. people are creating their own social circles. we're losing the ability to talk to people we disagree with. find out why we disagree with them. we cannot run away from people. i need to find out why you disagree with me, come
to cope from eyes. we lose that on social media, we argue and shout about without consequences. mine is adrian. to me this makes no sense to be called lazy. we have no choice but to work, because we want to eat. if we want to eat, we have the work. we are making ourselves very much more creative to find those ways to get into work. this is not the usual traditional ways we will get creative go to instagram, twitter, facebook. finding circles that care about the same things at us. we find those places to get funding to make events happen, to make lazy great things happen in our cities. i do think we are lazy, we're innovative. i want to come to the lady here next, she is a blogger and uses social media and is blind. tell us what you do. i am lucy, and 21 and
i'm a blind beauty blogger. i made a video that went viral. social media can show that you can do anything you want to do and it is empowering andi you want to do and it is empowering and i think that the older generation need to google disability or google transgender people. and now that we are conquering the world and kicking peoples that's because are amazing. what or who inspired you to be a blogger.” are amazing. what or who inspired you to be a blogger. i went blind at 17 and i'm 21 now. ifelt alone you to be a blogger. i went blind at 17 and i'm 21 now. i felt alone and like ijust 17 and i'm 21 now. i felt alone and like i just couldn't 17 and i'm 21 now. i felt alone and like ijust couldn't really do it any more. i thought, i can't be the only person feeling like this. so i made a youtube channel, lucy edwards, and it went from there. i built a community and i felt i was
not alone. about a platform that i'm very proud of. that's incredible and you are incredibly inspirational. and going to come to you. and hannah, broadcast journalism student. i think there are good uses for social media but at the same timei for social media but at the same time i do feel like we can spend a lot of time on there, that we forget the outside world. i often feel rude by going on my phone constantly. i don't like that. when i'm at work experience i don't want to look at my phone. i don't miss it, and i think there can be negatives from it. you shouldn't let that bother you all bring you down. you need to be aware of how you are presenting yourself. you don't want to put bad photos of yourself online that a future employer can see. i think
it's always good to be conscious of the way you are using these platforms. and things that you post when you were younger you might regret in five years' time if it is still out there. which generations before you would not have had to experience in the same way. as anyone else had negative experiences from social media ? anyone else had negative experiences from social media? and the point of bullies and trolling i have a serious experiences of being bullied, especially from a certain website called ask.fm. there was a lot of negativity about that website and it caused the death of a young girlas and it caused the death of a young girl as well. i've and it caused the death of a young girlas well. i've had and it caused the death of a young girl as well. i've had a lot of negative criticism, bullying and death threats. i've had it really badly. i suffer from mental health difficulties sol badly. i suffer from mental health difficulties so i find it hard to absorb this stuff and not retort. that's what i think anyway. do you
use social media now?” that's what i think anyway. do you use social media now? i do because i'm part of the depression counselling group. they use it more asa counselling group. they use it more as a therapy counselling group. they use it more asa therapy group counselling group. they use it more as a therapy group as well. so it can have this completely negative side but you are using it to rob you cope with the negative side caused by social media. i want to try to heal what social media has perhaps shattered. ellie, you are a gymnast, what is social media like for you. you are in the public eye. it's positive and it can have negative connotations for our sport, what you win competitions can be revealing, just a leotard. previously i've had comments like because when they see you growing up, because you begin competing when you are ten or whatever, and when you grow up you changing to a woman, obviously. so you get a couple of comments like,
she looks a bit heavy, trying to put you down a bit. i had one this year after my european championships,... first british gymnast to an all—round gold in an international event, by the way. applause at the european championships in april. continue! someone had put a video of my floor routine online and this woman thought she would make an irreleva nt this woman thought she would make an irrelevant comment, saying, she looks like she's put on a bit of weight from the olympics last year. to be honest, she doesn't know me. she doesn't know the journey you go through from after the olympics to now. in my opinion she can't really comment. regardless of that i was the first british gymnast to win a european championships, so her opinion doesn't really... applause you say that, and that is of course
an incredible high but how do you feel when you get messages like that? obviously is a bit disheartening that there are so many people who can make comments like that, and i don't know, you just have to brush them off, otherwise it will get you down, just for one person or a few people to say that when you look at all the other comments you would have got on the video, the majority are positive and when you get the occasional two you've just got to brush them off. we had negative comments about social media, like bullying, what advice would you give. it is hard to brush it off but i think that's what we have to try to do nowadays. people don't know your background, or where you have come from, all the stability of haddin life. you just have to try and ignore it. peshmerga struggles you have had in life. back to you, you again have made a career through social media, a lot of it
being online. have you experienced any negativity? yes, i recently created a hashtag called #saggyboobsmatter because a lot of young women have them and i have them as well, and i think they matter. i explain that when i try on a bra it doesn't look like the one worn by the woman on the packet because she has perfect boots. and thenl because she has perfect boots. and then i realised i've been taught that there's a certain way to look and social media is the best place to open up a large conversation because anyone get involved. so the whole idea of young people wasting time and being lazy, i find it extremely ridiculous. because we are literally creating the change we wa nt literally creating the change we want to see, one at a time and i
find it hilarious that older people say we are always on the phone, always on social media. who do they come to when they need help with their phones? that's a very good point. but you put yourself out there. people check their firms how many times a day to see what is happening, that is your thing, you area happening, that is your thing, you are a blogger, you are putting yourself out there, why is that. my main reason is because i don't see enough young black women in positions of success. i am successful in what i do and i think it's important that if i want to see more black women on the screen i need to be the person that i want to see. applause declan, you are 21, you feature in our documentary, week our generation said. all the perceptions people
have about your generation don't apply to the important things in your life, tell us your story. the most important thing in my life is family and extended family, notjust immediate family. friends. all of this is relevant. we are no different to the generation before us, we different to the generation before us, we are different to the generation before us, we are simply born in the era of technology, we are known as the social media generation, the generations before us with a rock and roll generation, people saw that poorly, we get called lazy but it's these are just aids to her to go about that. three generations live under the same roof in your family. yes, my parents,
grandparents and me and my girlfriend live in separate annexe is that we have built from choice. the housing market is obviously unstable. as a young age and we have touched on, we want to live in the community. what do you feel when people say that your generation is celebrity obsessed and you say your family is the most important thing to you. i guess they think we are celebrity obsessed because it is out there, there's the technology, you have access to and more. it's not really a thing for me because of family being the most important thing. ijust family being the most important thing. i just ignore family being the most important thing. ijust ignore it. anyone else here who, like declan, believes family is really important? lots of people here. let's hearfrom some of you. hello. hi, guys. hi, everyone.
i think he wants you to say hello back! thank you. what's important to me is family. because at the end of the day they help you when you need help. we have friends, we have acquaintances, people we need but thatis acquaintances, people we need but that is life, like you need people, family will be their field forever, no matter what. they can shout at you, they can scream at you, they can go crazy that here. hopefully not too often. but at the end of the day, family are going to be there feel. think like that. back to the celebrity obsession why do people believe that your generation is celebrity obsessed. because we want to do good in life, we want to aim
high. notjust aim low, do standard jobs. you are an aspiring, tell eve ryo ne jobs. you are an aspiring, tell everyone again what you want to do? lama everyone again what you want to do? i am a singer songwriter. so my career i am a singer songwriter. so my career is literally, i work really ha rd career is literally, i work really hard to serve the lazy thing upsets me, because i go to college five days a week from nine to five and i live in essex. so to travel every day is a big ask but i do it because it is my love. i do it every day because that is my passion. but industry gets taken for granted. because you have to work really hard, being a footballer is so difficult as well. so many creative industries that are taken for granted. what about this perception that your generation is celebrity obsessed? i think, i think it that your generation is celebrity
obsessed? ithink, ithink it has pros and cons. for me being a musician i look up to a lot of celebrities, they are successful people like michaeljackson and etta james. look up to people like this everyday. they are very, very good at what they do. the older generation would say, i looked up to this people not because they are famous but because they are hard working and really talented and they have spent hours perfecting their craft. and their lives are more accessible now because you can see what they do on the instagram stories and their twitter feeds and on facebook. it's not necessarily about technology. one. nick, what are people saying online. that lazy point has hit a nerve. keirin says, iam point has hit a nerve. keirin says, i am outraged by the way we are branded. i work harder than those
so—called adults, doing 12 hour shifts six or seven days a week. jenny on twitter says, i'm 22 with a mortgage, deposits saved from scratch and i've got a full—time job at university. sarah says i've worked full time since i was 16 and i have a baby. i'm not lazy and i am family focused. she's screaming and us family focused. she's screaming and us to twitter! you know it's a shout when it's in capital letters. the previous generation had to work harder for what they did but then again we do have to work hard to make a good impression now. it's ha rd make a good impression now. it's hard to get the job. phyllis 50—50. i'm quite lazy personally. is always good to have someone arguing from the other side. catherine by text says, i wish older generations would stop calling us lazy. i am surrounded by tim too timid people with big dreams. like you and me
tonight tina. of course, we dream big. we are broadcasting live in birmingham way we have handed over control to you, generation z. that's use 2—mac those of you aged between 16 and 22. it's all about you and some of the biggest issues in your life. in a moment will ask if older generations need to be more accepting. that, nick, equality was something that came up in the survey. yes, let's go through the pole again. source surveyed 3000 people. ipsos surveyed people and found that the nhs, preventing acts of terrorism and making sure the economy is ok after brexit were the main issues for all generations although you guys put more importance on tackling racism and gender inequality. there were big differences on sexuality however. two thirds of 16—22 —year—olds said
they were only attracted the opposite sex. that's down a lot from the baby boomers, your grandparents we re the baby boomers, your grandparents were 88% said they were completely heterosexual. ok, let's get your reaction to what nick has just sad. do the older generations need to be more accepting in terms of race, gender and sexuality, and if so, how. this is a big thing for me. this is the first time i've ever admitted it in public. i am bisexual. applause amazing! but i think it has been really difficult for me to come out at this stage a specially at school because there so much stereotyping. so many presumptions around it. people assume you are a certain way because of the way you act or who
you are attracted to and it is really something you can't control. people treated like you are in the wrong, committing some kind of sin. iam wrong, committing some kind of sin. i am hard—wired that way. i truly believe it was the way i was born. and i'm sick of people telling other people, telling me i have to be a different way because that is not the way it should be. you are telling us that you are bisexual and yourfamily and telling us that you are bisexual and your family and friends are hearing this the first time, how will they feel. i am hoping they will be ok. it will be awkward if i get home! i think this is the easiest way. sitting down to speak face—to—face is difficult, i don't know about taking the coward's way, i think this is the easiest way for me to explain it. it has taken me years to come to terms with that, telling other people is a really small part of that. did you imagine you would
be get tonight telling everyone you are bisexual for the first time. no, this is why i'm shaking now. but it is like a relief, like i've been hiding something fears and finally it's ok. it's a huge thing to do although it shouldn't be. we want to tell everyone watching or listening that if you want advice is advice on the radio advice pages. ife, let's come to you. of this geopolitics student. people talk about social media creating bubbles. but that doesn't mean i wouldn't speak to someone on my street and didn't look like me. i think we are the most forward—looking generation.
we can speak to someone from another continent, someone we have never met before, that's much more forward thinking. a lot of the older generations grew up thinking they only spoke to people who looked like them and have the same beliefs. we are more likely to consider the other point of view. i may not get something that there are people different to me, and that's the only way you can create a truly functional society. on the subject of equality is there anyone who can give andy some advice is just come out on this programme. my name joe, and 21. my advice would probably be when i came out to my parents and my family, i didn't see it as a big deal. i passed it off as a normal conversation. in fact headed the phone. the more you had picked up the more you are making it a big
deal and today is not even a problem. it is something you are born with. i think one thing you might get asked, at work or in the streets by friends, would say at what age did you choose to be gay. i think you should ask them what age did you choose to be straight because it was not a choice at all. your reaction, andy? i absolutely agree. it's not closed minded even, it is misguided. i don't think you can understand it unless you have felt it. if you were born straight you are not going to get it, you are not going to feel it. but that does not going to feel it. but that does not mean you can control how we live. you can't and us. we are free, not doing any harm to others, leave us not doing any harm to others, leave us alone. why are older generations so negative when it comes to these
types of things, when it comes to your sexual orientation, whether you are gay, straight, sexual, yes, you go first. more than anything it is because sexuality, race, colour, gender, whatever, it is becoming more seen on gender, whatever, it is becoming more seen on tv and more noticeable on social media. so just hearing about it on social media, more celebrities coming out, the way i see it is, we'rejust going celebrities coming out, the way i see it is, we're just going to a path where it will be easier for us, hopefully, people coming out because same—sex marriages are becoming more legalised across the world. the way i see it is, take it easy and it will get easier, hopefully. you released video that went viral. can you tell people what it was and what
went through that process. i've been doing it forjust over a year and not many people know this but the reason i do youtube is because of my mental health. it's been like that for five mental health. it's been like that forfive or six years. mental health. it's been like that for five or six years. youtube was my way out, i tried tablets, everything. youtube was my way out. the whole aspect of me making, in the happiest looking people in the world a re the happiest looking people in the world are not always happiest, so me making other people laugh and them messaging me and saying that was really funny, that in itself is boosting my mental health. that was the way i started using it. in relation to that video you mention, more than anything i am sure we can agree that terrorism is bad, and when stuff like that happens especially after the manchester attacks myself and, sure many others we re attacks myself and, sure many others were scared of me leaving the house, especially because i am a brown muslims. so i decided to do
something, it was scary at first because i made a video where i was blindfolded and i told people, on a ca rd blindfolded and i told people, on a card it was written i am a muslim, if you trust me, fed me. it was brilliant because i did not know how people would react, i was blindfolded, if something happened i could not do anything about it and it was brilliant because with every hope i got canned messages and it made me feel welcome as part of society. applause talking about optimism, people coming up to hug you...” talking about optimism, people coming up to hug you... i was there for over an hour, but i had to narrow it down to 12 or 13 minutes of footage. what do you think about people's attitudes to gender, sexuality and equality, what about race and religion. religion is a whole new aspect. i think more than anything it's lack of understanding.
not everyone, i can't generalise but specifically when i made that video i got more than 5000 e—mails, in three days. i'm still getting them today and that video was three or four months ago. with anything, you get disheartened sometimes with negative comments but you just have to brush them aside when it comes to being a muslim. people are quick to point the finger if its knife crime and gun crime, people point fingers at black people, anything related to terrorism, muslims are quickly pointed at, so yeah. you are nodding away, one quick pint and then mental health. hi, i'm caprice, and universities studying black studies, this is the first time this degree has been done in europe. it's amazing. i want to do about the
older generation, the way they feel towards race, islamophobia especially, we seen a rise in that, i want to talk about the positives of the way social media has helped that. through social media we've been able to connect and see people, like you said, when you only see people on your street, and only talk to people who look like you, with social media we talk to people all over the world. we can see things that happen all over the world which changes our perspective, gives us a more open—minded view of the world. i personally think social media is great about. you are a fan? i am, because it spreads the word. think of sharing. according to mental health charity yang minds one in five young adults have a diagnosable mental health disorder. should older generations be more accepting of mental health? a lot of hands are going up. let me talk to this
gentleman in the corner. we'll come to you. i think the only way you solve mental health problems is being comfortable talking about it. the problem is that everyone assumes they are the only one and nobody knows everyone around them is also in that situation. i sit on the youth panel for young minds and we a lwa ys youth panel for young minds and we always the ultimately it's about conversations. only one i became co mforta ble conversations. only one i became comfortable talking about my own mental health issues, people said, you always seem so confident and self—assured, people think you are the one who will always be successful, and then i said i had panic attacks which i think surprised them. i think we create images of ourselves because we want people to see us in a certain way. that's ok because no one needs to show their most vulnerable self that we need to have those conversations.
you also feature in our newsbeat documentary, we are generations and which you can watch on the ad player. hello. luke, iwould like to say that social media has created this world there's a lot more people seeking self validation, instant gratification, along with that, i think social media needs to be seriously looked at. there needs to be an investigation because the rise in mental health issues, depression and anxiety, etc, social media is that a lot of this will stem from in the future. this will sound bad but a lot of young people are too obsessed with social media. this is going to have serious setbacks. people are living in a fake world, too detached from reality. it's not good. it's only fair to get comments from people watching. nick. lasted from people watching. nick. lasted from me tonight. gary on twitter says to andy, brave young man, times
are changing and people like him will keep it changing the better applause let's go through some more. ollie on text says generations that much more ambitious than previous generations but higher ambitions make it harder to be way you want to be. and some from older listeners and viewers. jane, 30, says i don't own a house, i don't moan that everything costs too much, we've all been through it. i would second that message, brave of you to come out on airthis message, brave of you to come out on air this evening on this programme. that's all that we've got time for tonight. if you are affected by any of the issues covered in the programme tonight you can get details of organisations offering information and support support for everything we've discussed on the programme on radio one's advice pages. thanks to our influences,
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