Young people in the USA now use technology more than theri parents. A recent report shows that more than 87% of US teenagers use the Internet, and half of them go online every day. They use the Internet, mainly to play games, but also to listen to miusic, to get information and to buy things. Parents think that they are in control, and most parents put a limit on their children`s use of the Internet. But 64% of teenagers say that their parents `... don`t know what I`m doing on the Internet.
Communication on the Internet is changing. Teenagers use email a lot, but also Instant Messaging (IM) has become popular. IM is a way of communicating with several people at the same time, and the conversation appears on screen instantly as you write it. In the report, 12-16 year-olds said that they use email for more formal situations, and prefer IM for quick conversations with friends. Teenagers use IM to talk about a lot of different things: 78% have talked about school and homework, and 20% have sent romantic messages.
The mobile phone has also changed how young people communicate. More than 11 million young Americans have got mobile phones, and for most of them this means more freedom. One girl said, `I can stay out more now, because my parents can always call me.`
The statistics in the report are interesting, but all of the peopla in the raport said that the best form of communication with their friends and family is a normal face-to-face conversation-no wires, no screens, no technology.
Trzeba mi to przetłumaczyć na jutro ;/