Paper Title
Information Technology And Young People

Children today are surrounded by, or it would be better to say "imprisoned" by the ever growing number of media devices. Television, computer, tablet, smartphone and the unavoidable gadgets have all become part of their everyday lives. All these devices can often be found in their immediate vicinity, whether this be the study, bedroom, living room, school bag, jacket or pocket. Young people are being exposed to the media more than ever before, and it can be assumed that this trend will continue to grow in the future. A younger and younger population of children are using new technologies anywhere and anytime, and the frequent picture of a year and a half old toddler (observational learning, parent as model) carrying its parent's mobile phone in its hand and ably using its index finger to swipe across the touch screen, comes as no surprise. The paper presents results of the pilot research on screen time and on the way in which young people spend their free time. Keywords— IT, Young People, Free Time, Positive And Negative Aspects.