The information society and globalization have been introducing considerable changes into our lives on the level of our mutual relations. Generations of young people stay home and communicate with the outer world by computer and internet.
We cannot designate the young people of today to be less sociable as past generations, only the way of communicating has changed. They socialize by means of internet and SMS – messages. We carried out a research among the pupils of high schools to find out how much time is spent daily on communicating via internet, which internet chat rooms they join, what communication methods they use, how many friends they make and how many acquaintances they meet in this way, how much e-mail is used and how much of their free time is spent for personal contacts.
Key words: Internet, pupils, internet chat rooms, communication.
Ana Stare, Lina Dečman