tv We Are Generation Z BBC News September 30, 2017 1:30pm-2:01pm BST
history, but rex rocket man would be history, but rex tillerson, the chief dipper —— diplomatic rocket man would be history, but rex tillerson, the chief dipper —— —— the secretary of state, he says, we are probing to try and talk to north korea, we have lines of communication, it is not a bleak situation. let's have a look at the weather, are the vikings going to get good weather for their pillage? difficult autumn weather, we are heading into a windier spell, nice out there at the moment particularly in northern ireland, eastern england, dry and sunny but out pics of rain developing to wales and into the midlands, a few showers in scotla nd the midlands, a few showers in scotland and northern england will fade. splits tonight, humid night across the southern half, patchy rain and drizzle, fairly misty. clear further north, a touch of frost in north—east scotland and the
highlands. of cloud around their tomorrow, and it is bringing rain on and off through the day in england and off through the day in england and wales. the wind will clear the rain away in northern ireland to be the bright afternoon, heaviest rain in the middle of the afternoon in scotland, and we should finish with some sunshine in the west of england and wales. it is going to be a muggy day on sunday, pressure into monday, but monday morning, particularly window. —— windy. potential of travel the structure and in central and western scotland. hello. this is bbc news. the headlines at 13:30pm: a day ahead of the conservative party conference, borisjohnson has called for any brexit transition period to be limited to two years. teachers and nurses in england and wales could have the 1% cap on their pay rises lifted next year.
the treasury admits it needs to be more flexible where there are skill shortages, but unions want to know who'll pay for it. a group of survivors of child sex abuse has disputed claims by the archbishop of canterbury that the anglican church has shown integrity in handling allegations made against church leaders. they say the church ignored the issue for years. the spanish government has closed more than half the schools which the regional catalan authorities plan to use as polling stations during an independence referendum tomorrow. spanish police are threatening to prosecute anyone who tries to conduct the poll which the spanish government says is illegal. now on bbc news, it's time for the bbc newsbeat documentary we are generation z. who are generation z?
what do they stand for and are they misunderstood by other generations? we have a newsbeat special on bbc news this week allowing i6 to 22—year—olds to discuss how older people view them. some of the highlights of that coming up. but first, let's meet a few people from generation z. my generation are always on the internet, demanding an answer. are you a boy? are you a girl? i had qualifications but couldn't find a job. things are going badly. i think to be a young person in the uk at the moment
is to be confused. you have more opportunities than you've ever seen before but you have no idea what to do with them and you have no direction in which you're going. you also are constantly told things are going badly, so you are aware there is a housing crisis, you are aware you're going to be in debt, you are aware of all of this stuff, and you have no idea how you are going to find success through that. the biggest issue i'm worried about facing young people is mental health. older generations used to have these check marks of being successful. i'll do this, then i'll get up to uni or get a job. i want this and this and then i'll buy my own house, i'll get married or have kids. there was a really clear plan of what you needed to do to become fulfilled and successful
and that's gone. please give it up, a massive welcome! i wanted to write a poem about black ghosts, whose stories never make the news. about black boys who are more likely to be sectioned than helped. about black boys who drowned women. one of the reasons i love poetry is because it's been one of the best ways to channel loads of my insecurities. right now, i'm just working on some poetry and some writing. i think since i've gone to uni, i've been feeling really inspired. i'm in a new city, and meeting new people, new adventures and new experiences. so i've been writing loads and that's a good way of helping me cope with the stresses of being in a new environment. i wanted to write a poem about the philips and viviennes who are scared to be black and successful means you lose more than you gain. pass for the first time. i think every fresher at the moment is feeling nervous, feeling anxious. they're excited but ultimately everybody feels quite scared.
i randomly woke up and suddenly that day even though nothing is going wrong i felt really anxious about going to see my friend who i've seen hundreds of times before. you want to make it into a big deal but what makes it so bad is you are not sure what causes it. now there's people who you are comparing yourselves to. i'm not worried about the person in my class or whether i'm going to beat them. i'm worried about all the people i see online. every time i see new young person become a millionaire and set up their business, i'm feeling like i'm not doing enough. but i guess until that happens you are home to bel—air. social media to me has given me a completely
different career option. hi, everyone, i'm georgina. i started an online blog which turned into a social media business, which turned into an online magazine, and now i do all three. told you it gets noisy in this house. have to wait for my mother to go downstairs and my brother to shut up. i was in a car accident around three years ago now now. i have been diagnosed with chronic spinal pain. i can't stay out for more than a couple of hours' at a time. travelling is so painful. it's quite difficult to be a 20—year—old and not being able to do so much. i'm not actually going to get better. this is life now. social media is the only reason why i do still have a social life. it really has 110% enhanced my life and made it...and made it. my entire life is online,
my entire world is online, my career is, my social life is. social media has just been completely everything for my life. i thank it for everything. so newquay is very seasonal. i've been a lifeguard for four years, but that was seasonal. i've been a receptionist, but once again seasonal for a holiday park. one minute they need me, one minute they don't. had all my qualifications but couldn't find a job. special k, 25p.
i looked this up on amazon last night and it's actually £7 and i sell it for £1.50. several products you can eat years past its best before date. as long as it's sealed, kept dry, it's perfectly fine. i've always wanted a career where i can help my local community. it's nice to see families tell their children they can have whatever they want and then they can spend the other money on days out or whatever. so it's good to know you are helping other people. some people might frown on it, but this place is a godsend. she's got a kind heart and she looks after the locals in the best way possible.
she's keeping them fed. i've had people spit in my face, i've had people throw products at me. i've had people completely disagree with what i'm doing, but at the end of the day, i'm helping my community and i've got a lot of support behind me, so it doesn't matter. people think if you're male, you should be one way. if you are female, you should be another. it's kind of me going, no, i'm not either of those. i don't want to be either of those. i'm just going to be here in the middle being me. quite a fashion statement, i think. when you are in cosplay, you are someone else. like, you'll go to a convention. there'll be people who don't know you but they might know your character. the best one ever made
was probably handsomejack, who i had the wig for. that's my personal favourite, that's my handsome jack wig. we were referring to each other as oui’ character names and they were calling mejack and ijust thought, hold on, i really like that actually. my original name, it never felt like me. it was just sort of something i had, butjack is me. like, when i think of myself as younger, that's the name i'd use, that's the name i respond to more often than not. mum and i are headed out later. we're going to see young guns. so i'm gonna need something to wear that i can move around in but also that's going to look sharp. ‘cause that's important. one of the really good things about not being restricted about where you shop is you get a good variety when buying stuff. i quite like fun patterned shirts, as well as shirts with my name on. clothes are sorted.
that was easy. now i'll choose jewellery and make up. probably not going to bother with make—up today. i'm not feeling it, but i do love always wearing jewellery. i might have lied about the whole no make—up thing. it's only powder. it's fine. i do often think to myself, "oh, hey, if you are enjoying this make up, if you're enjoying dressing a certain way, maybe you're just playing it up." it's kind of really the anxiety. there is no right or wrong way to be non—binary. the whole thing is, it's personal. we're on our way now to go and see young guns. music was quite important to me growing up, especially as a young teenager who never felt quite like i fitted in.
i was definitely a massive emo. you know, they have all these songs about not being quite right, not fitting in, being the odd one out and that was quite important for me. do you remember how you first found out about the whole non—binary thing because i neverfelt the need to come out. it wasn't actually a thing. maybe it was something on facebook. probably a meme or something. yeah. yeah, but, you know, whatever. however she chooses to be, i have no problem with that. if one day she wakes up and says, i'm a boy today, whatever. you're pretty cool. we do cool stuff. we do very cool stuff. if it weren't for you, i wouldn't be going out to see cool bands. i'm useful in some ways.
i am in a close—up. i did that. in terms of what we see of non—binary people in the media and such, i've got it easy because i do fit the whole stereotype of being white and skinny and androgynous looking. but really there is no particular way to be non—binary. you don't have to look or behave in a certain way. if you are non—binary, you are. it doesn't matter what your race is, what your body is like. you just are. there are cases of people assuming, particularly with me, because i look more feminine than anything, oh, girl, she, miss. and some of the time that doesn't bother me, but sometimes,
particularly when i'm having a masculine day, or an a—gender day, it reminds me that i am not passing as well as i did and that's not fair. i'm hesitant to say that we shouldn't have gender as a whole because i know for some people it's quite important to them and who they are, but our expectations and our roles of this is what women do, this is what men do, we can't go outside that is, is incredibly limiting. i've definitely had drunk old man coming up to me on the street while eating a baguette.
are you a boy or a girl? demanding an answer. hopefully as time passes, people will be more... i don't know whether to say forgiving or accepting. they'll understand more and then people won't be so funny about it. they'lljust be, ok, that'sjust jack, that's the way they are. my grandad would go out of his way to do anything if you thought he could get a laugh from it. it's like watching the pictures, this. they, as one, my grandparents. it's hard to think of them as a separate parts. this is my front door and we'll go to my grandads through their front door. what you got? have you got a joke for me? to market, to market market, we'll buy a good shoe. somebody through a tomato or two. the tomato was ripe when it come with this skin. but this one didn't, it came in a tin. you're great. cheers, mate. oh, hello. a bit of cake.
are you ready? since my grandad got diagnosed, i wouldn't say my relationship with him has changed in any way. ijust see him as my grandad, how i've always seen him. say hello. hello. i see each and every one of them as role models. they are my family but they'll also my friends. he's your mate. we've all stuck together, haven't we? if he wants something doing, i'll go and do it. i'd run a mile for him. singing.
i would be half the man if i didn't have them. we build the annex on for mum to come and live with this when declan was three. he can't really remember not living altogether, can he? we've got three generations of knowledge. he tells us things that we don't even know. he keeps us up—to—date with the tech. i'm miles behind. day's wasted if he doesn't make someone laugh or smile. that's what i take from that. that's my motto for the day. it makes you smile. those are few people from generation 2. here are some more. an audience of 16 to 20—year—olds joined us. i am a musician. social media is integral to my career but some think it is a bad thing. i am 16 and i feel like society
is making it harder for our generation by a skiing is to follow out a map to our roots. i am constantly told i need to get work experience but no one is willing to give us our first chance. i'm 22 and super optimistic and stop i worked in uni two or three differentjobs and took a voluntary yeah out of unpaid work to do placements. as soon as i graduated on friday, i was in myjob on monday. congratulations.
what did you study and what jobs were you doing? how did you find it coping with that? studied fashion design. i did retail, barwork, anything that would help along with my student loan. then did placements for different companies. a lot of them in the fashion industry are free. it is so competitive and you have to work for free. from that, i got a job with the only company that paid me. do you feel lucky? no, because i worked hard. we work hard and it is not luck, it is grafting. i have just graduated with a history degree. i do see what you say that
grafting is important. everyjob i applied for, it means experience. i want to work in politics but it is very competitive. it is not ok for everyone to live in london. i'm from newcastle and can't go and live in london for free. for me, it was always i had to go to university to succeed. it was always shoved down my throat. by who? by teachers. what the teachers say, peers think you are not going to university. are you sure? for me, i knew what i wanted to do and especially in the creative industry, it is an industry that you do not need a degree to have. you need experience. sometimes you have to do stuff for free and you need that experience to get into it. connections, you need to get yourself about and use the resources that you have
which is technology, social media. the creative industry on social media is unbelievable. i'm 21 and i'm a blind beauty blogger. i made a video that went viral. we are really not lazy. social media is a massive platform to show everyone around the world that you can be disabled, have anything wrong with you and you can do anything you want to do to stop it is empowering and i think the older generation needs to google disability and googled transgender people. we are really conquering the world and kicking people's butts because we are amazing. what was it that inspired you? i went blind when i was 17 and i am blind now and 21. i felt alone and couldn't do it any more.
i thought i can't be the only person feeling like this. i made a youtube channel. lucy edwards. it went from there, really. i built a community and ifelt like i wasn't alone. i have built a platform i am proud of. i created a hash tag called hash tag saggy boobs matter. there are a lot of young women who have saggy boobs and get fun poked out of them. i have saggy boobs, too. i took a photo of my boobs and i explained the fact that i would go to places like marks and spencer and get a bra fitting. i try them on and it doesn't look like the woman on the packet because she has perfect boobs. i have been taught a certain way to view myself.
i have taught myself that we have to open up these conversations. social media is the best way to open up a conversation. anybody can get involved and access it. the idea of young people wasting time and being lazy, it is ridiculous. we are creating the change we want to see. it is hilarious that older people say we are always on our phones and social media. who do they come to when they need help setting up their phones? you are a gymnast and in the public eye. what is social media like you? really positive but it can have negatives. for our sport, competition where is very revealing. it is all the leotards. i have had things where people see you grow up from when you start competing. you're aged ten stop you grow up and change to a woman. you get a couple of comments like she looks a bit overweight and try and put you down a bit. i had one this year after my european championships. first british gymnast to win all—round gold
in an international, by the way. someone had put a video of my floor routine online and this woman thought she would make it obvious that she was saying i had put on weight. she doesn't know me, doesn't know the journey i went through from post—olympics to now. in my opinion, she can't really comment. this is a big thing for me. the first time i have admitted it in public. i am bisexual. i think it has been really difficult for me to come out of this stage, especially to people at school
because there is so much stereotyping. so many presumptions around it and people assuming you are a certain way because of how you act and who you are attracted to. in reality, it is not something you can control. they think it is a sin. i am hard wired that way and it is something that i truly believe was the way i was born. i'm sick of people telling me i have to be a different way because that is not how it should be. you are telling us you are bisexual and your family and friends are hearing this for the first time. how do you think they will feel? i'm hoping they'll be ok with it. it's going to be really awkward when i get home. i think this is the easiest way to do it. having that conversation face—to—face is really difficult.
maybe i have taken the coward ‘s way out, i don't know. hope you enjoyed that. the lives of generation z were a big part of our coverage on radio one this week. you can find more by going online and searching for newsbeat. hello there. if you been travelling up and down the country, some of those beautiful autumn hues will be ripped from the trees of the next couple of days because we are heading into a windier spell of weather. this is
the driving low—pressure system which will have more of an impact on oui’ which will have more of an impact on our weather system. it is out in the atla ntic our weather system. it is out in the atlantic at the moment. staying five across parts of northern ireland, sunny spells with showers in northern england and scotland. outbreaks of rain and widely across wales, parts of the south west and east england. a north and south split tonight. outbreaks of rain and drizzle in the south, breezy in the english channel. rain later in northern ireland after a clear spell. parts of northern scotland clearest for longest. that is where it will be chilliest tomorrow. morning sunshine tomorrow before cloud. northern ireland are bricks of rain in the morning, but sunshine in the afternoon. the wettest area of scotla nd in the afternoon. the wettest area of scotland will be the middle part of scotland will be the middle part of the day. brightening up in the west later on. but a brightness to end the day across western parts of
england and wales. grey, cloudy, occasional rain and drizzle, fairly muddy. relatively tropical air with us muddy. relatively tropical air with us through the second—half of the weekend. it will form a much different feeling day into monday. this area of low pressure pushing eastwards. strong winds. monday morning rush hour in the northern half of the uk, strong gusts of wind. disruption likely particularly through central belt of scotland and to the west where we could see 70 mild an hourwind. to the west where we could see 70 mild an hour wind. in windy day for all on monday. his strongest winds the northern part of the country. driest to the south and east. this is remnants of harry kane maria. a minor impact on our weather. introduce it, a bridge of high pressure building on the south—west. that will be limited to the north—east of scotland. 130
elsewhere, many fine and bright. this is bbc news. the headlines at 2pm. ahead of the conservative party conference tomorrow, borisjohnson again intervenes in the brexit debate laying out his four red lines that theresa may mustn't cross. what i want from the brexit talks and what borisjohnson wants from the brexit talks, indeed what the whole cabinet wants is the best possible dealfor britain. unions have accused the government of an empty, cynical gesture, after ministers confirmed the one percent pay cap for teachers and other public sector workers in england and wales could be lifted. ukip‘s newly anointed leader henry bolton prepares to address his party conference shortly. after a difficult year, can the new leader bring unity back to