“He is glorifying shooting somebody who is part of LGBT which is gross in itself but then I looked at the comments… And to the people that think this is ok, we’re stronger than you. The more that you do this, the more that we stand in unity”
Watch the live chat with Preston and the film’s director Liz Smith in the run up to the United Nations Association Film Festival where Preston will be representing the film. https://www.instagram.com/p/CVVdHRbjon8/
“If you look today at kid’s engagement with the crises of our day, if you look at gun violence, if you look at climate change, who is actually speaking up and screaming about it? It’s kids, it’s Gen Z, it’s millennials. It’s not us, we’ve messed it up”
“I don’t think people understand how powerful people who were born after 1995 are. They just don’t care about anything. Like if there was a Hunger Games, the gays and the girls would just get together and just sit there. Cops are throwing tear gas at people at protests – people are just picking it up and throwing it back or hitting back with a tennis racket”
“I’m completely aware of the fact that tiktok is responsible for 95% of my mental illness but I’m also completely aware of the fact That tiktok is the reason for 95% of my mental Stability. Because y’all are funny sometimes y’all put me in a good mood. Y’all like ha ha laugh funny – That’s what you guys are. But you guys are also turning tiktok into 2016 Tumblr, Which I do not like at all, so, stop!”
“The biggest digital disruption is the one that is actually happening in our heads, it is changing our expectations, it is changing our relationships and one of the biggest changes that we’ve seen is an expectation of instant gratification”
“I’m a 1997 baby so people argue that I am a Gen Z, people argue that I am a millenial. I actually want to be part of the Gen Z movement. It’s about accepting everyone and I really do feel that that’s the way Gen Z is going.
“I am seeing highly competitive people with eating disorders not only broadcasting their eating disorders in way innapropriate ways in their videos but then continuing to compete with people about their eating disorders in the comments”
“You can go down this rabbit hole. Suddenly its been 25 minutes and you’ve clicked on somebody’s profile and they’ve tagged somebody, they’ve tagged their boyfriend’s sister. I don’t know this person, they have no bearing on my happiness and suddenly I feel, you know, shitty”
“One downside to Silicon Valley, all the technology, is that it makes it a lot easier to spread racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, islamophobic, xenophobic propaganda – things that are just really not good and we don’t want”
“To be able to carry out our dreams it requires, concentration, it requires follow through, it requires the ability to think deeply about things, none of those things are possible when we are constantly distracted”
“It’s in young women from about 16 to the age of 24 where there has been a true population increase in anxiety and depression rising from around 18% to 24%, which doesn’t sound very much but actually in population terms it is quite substantial and it’s definitely new.