Abstract. The article presents the material devoted to the problems of extremist ideas spread over the Internet and the impact of this process on youth’s consciousness. The formation and development of the Global Network, to which almost all formerly existed and current mechanisms of control over information environment have turned out to be inapplicable, enriched extremists of various kinds. In this situation the Russian youth is vulnerable to the communicative influences of extremist nature. In this regard main attention is paid to the reflection of the problem of extremist ideas popularization in virtual network in the minds of young people and their attitude to these processes.
Key words and phrases: экстремизм, Интернет, молодежь, экстремистские материалы, экстремистские настроения, extremism, Internet, youth, extremist materials, extremist sentiments