The majority of teenagers in Great Britain spend
their free time as everywhere in the world. The average young person spends
about 19 hours in front of the television. According to the government report
nearly three-quarter of young people have TV sets in their rooms. Besides
watching TV, other activities like cinema going and sport remain popular. In
Wales, the report says that some 50 percent of boys play football throughout
the winter while a great number of girls also play football, although they are in
general prefer swimming and tennis.
Listening to music is also a part of time spending.
Tape-recorders, CD-players and the concerts of pop music are the subject of
every day talk of teenagers.
As children grow older they turn from playgardens or
homes to streets where they meet and talk and start develop their confidence.
Street life includes groups of friends who meet together in the streets,
squares and parks, or visit town centers to do window-shopping and "see
what's going on".