So what do kids do with themselves in 2003? Play computer games, chill in front of the telly, pretend they're Eminem in front of the mirror.
We asked six children from the Nottingham Emmanuel School in Wilford to compile an audio diary.
They took recording equipment with them while they were at school and home.
Here are the results.
"I am in the library coz I'm doing my mentor time. I have it three times a week coz I'm special."
"I've just been to drum club...I like it coz you get to slog the drums coz it just sounds heavy."
Hear Kareem's audio diary.
|Gonal used to live in Turkey but prefers the Meadows
"I came to England because in Turkey there was political problems...I like the Meadows coz it's better; I like my friends and my school. It's a nice place."
Hear Gonal's audio diary.
"Living in the Meadows is alright but sometimes I get really stressed and quite a lot of people just hate you for who you are. I just ignore what people say about me and walk off."
Hear Sara's audio diary.
|Fabien's a big cricket fan
I've just got back from cricket and I'm kind of glad that I might be able to get picked for the team...We were messing about with all the cricket equipment and it's funny coz you feel like penguins running around."
Hear Fabien's audio diary.
"I produced the best R.E. project in the year for my project on Mohammed."
"I have three rabbits; one bay, one girl and one baby white one."
"I am really nervous, coz next week is our exam week and it's got a lot of homework."
Hear Sofina's audio diary.
|Exam pressure has been getting to Siobhan
"It's just finished lunch and I'm tired. I don't want to go to my next lesson coz I got a test...I don't wanna do the test but I do wanna do the test to get a good mark."
Hear Siobhan's audio diary.