Teens Boycott Mall Following New Loit...

Teens Boycott Mall Following New Loitering Policy

There are 162 comments on the NBC 10 Philadelphia story from Jul 9, 2008, titled Teens Boycott Mall Following New Loitering Policy. In it, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that:

It is hard to believe that teenagers would want to boycott a shopping mall but they are in Delaware.

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lauren

Lake Orion, MI

#1 Jul 9, 2008
I am a teen. And I think what certain malls are doing is ridiculous. I understand some teens start trouble, but Iíve been going to the mall every Friday for 2 years and the mall security never had a problem. Teens go to malls to hang with some of their friends who they donít see that much. Itís like a reunion.
Dee

United States

#2 Jul 9, 2008
I think it's a great idea to stop kids from hanging out at the mall. I have seen on several occassions the problems teens cause at the Mall. Rude behavior, horseplay and foul language really deters me from shopping. Teens are not bringing sales up at the Mall, they are bringing business down.
Giggles

Anderson, IN

#3 Jul 9, 2008
If mall merchants aren't complaining about the teen ban, then they obviously aren't losing money by their absence.
Dee

United States

#4 Jul 9, 2008
lauren wrote:
I am a teen. And I think what certain malls are doing is ridiculous. I understand some teens start trouble, but Iíve been going to the mall every Friday for 2 years and the mall security never had a problem. Teens go to malls to hang with some of their friends who they donít see that much. Itís like a reunion.
Of course not all teens are guilty of causing problems. I do believe some teens do meet up to catch up with old friends however bad apples spoil the bunch, so be mad at the teens who cause problems and not the Mall who has to protect their investments.
Tommyboy

Millsboro, DE

#5 Jul 9, 2008
I think the rule is great. I have seen it in other parts of the country and wish more malls would enact such rules. The kids say that it is going to affect the bottom line, but I doubt it. 90% of the kids at the mall on a Friday night or Saturday night aren't buying anything, except maybe food. I am not a mall goer unless need be, but I certainly won't go on a weekend in the evenings because there are far too many kids just "hanging out." They get in the way, stand in the middle of the mall and doorways to stores.
Envy my youthfulness

Madera, CA

#7 Jul 9, 2008
You guys are lames...
Half of you people on this site were probably teens or young adults in the 80's, so the older (ass) generation started this mall culture of hanging out, now your old asses are complaining about teens hanging out in malls....
Jeeze I hope I don't become a living hypocrite when I become your age...
Maybe I'll do something better then sit behind a computer screen and complain about the world....
Vince

Fort Wayne, IN

#8 Jul 9, 2008
This is a great policy, they don't contribute a damn thing to mall except for aggrivating the hell out of the workers and the real consumers. Good Going Delaware! No Smoking and now the little kiddies are banished from the mall on the weekends. I hope Heaven is alot like this state!
Vince

Fort Wayne, IN

#9 Jul 9, 2008
Envy my youthfulness wrote:
You guys are lames...
Half of you people on this site were probably teens or young adults in the 80's, so the older (ass) generation started this mall culture of hanging out, now your old asses are complaining about teens hanging out in malls....
Jeeze I hope I don't become a living hypocrite when I become your age...
Maybe I'll do something better then sit behind a computer screen and complain about the world....
Maybe you should get a job and worry about happenings in your own area.
Whatever

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jul 9, 2008
Some of these teens are punks!!
jack

Maple Shade, NJ

#11 Jul 9, 2008
Its about time...The mall is not a daycare center.
don

Bridgeton, NJ

#12 Jul 9, 2008
the parents should b with their kids anyway,it's a mall,not sesame' place!!!! good move christiana mall,good move!!
don

Bridgeton, NJ

#13 Jul 9, 2008
Envy my youthfulness wrote:
You guys are lames...
Half of you people on this site were probably teens or young adults in the 80's, so the older (ass) generation started this mall culture of hanging out, now your old asses are complaining about teens hanging out in malls....
Jeeze I hope I don't become a living hypocrite when I become your age...
Maybe I'll do something better then sit behind a computer screen and complain about the world....
look at it this way us lames in th 80's had common sense & courtesy,not walkin around showin everybody how dirty our underwear is!!! don't worry,when u leave mommy & daddys house,u will c what life is all about!
brittany

Lansdowne, PA

#14 Jul 9, 2008
seriously? come on this is ridiculous.
Quagmire

Somerset, NJ

#15 Jul 9, 2008
They should only let the hot looking teens in there. Giggity.
Charles H

Indianapolis, IN

#17 Jul 9, 2008
Hey isn't that what the mall wants a boycott by the teens. Then they don't have to enforce the banning of them. Wow you teens are pretty dumb but I guess that comes from you not thinking too much.
Dee

Warminster, PA

#18 Jul 9, 2008
Envy my youthfulness wrote:
You guys are lames...
Half of you people on this site were probably teens or young adults in the 80's, so the older (ass) generation started this mall culture of hanging out, now your old asses are complaining about teens hanging out in malls....
Jeeze I hope I don't become a living hypocrite when I become your age...
Maybe I'll do something better then sit behind a computer screen and complain about the world....
I hung out in the Mall in the 80's but I was buying and we damn sure didn't disrespect adults the way these kids do nowadays. They don't have the respect to act accordingly around adults. I agree with Vince find something that is going on in your area.

“No Bull!”

Since: Feb 08

Williamstown, NJ

#19 Jul 9, 2008
Envy my youthfulness wrote:
You guys are lames...
Half of you people on this site were probably teens or young adults in the 80's, so the older (ass) generation started this mall culture of hanging out, now your old asses are complaining about teens hanging out in malls....
Jeeze I hope I don't become a living hypocrite when I become your age...
Maybe I'll do something better then sit behind a computer screen and complain about the world....
We may have been the ones to start it but we sure as hell were taught how to be respectful of others. Kids today don't show that same respect. I don't want to go the mall and have rude and vulgor language being stated while young ears are present, standing in the way after hearing excuse me several times, waling in front of someone because you are talking or texting on the phone, you run to see someone else, or cut/bump into my child and think that I was rude because I asked for an apology.
Mormon

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Jul 9, 2008
It is a shame that a few bad apples ruin it for everyone. However, I think it starts with the parents. With all of the perverts, rapists and pedophiles that comb our streets, I don't know why a parent would be ok with their kids hanging out like that. If the kids aren't buying merchandise like everyone else who goes to the mall, then yes, I agree with the ban. It's not that the Mall doesn't want them there, they just don't want it to be a weekend night hangout. That's what the movie theaters are for. And there are too many punk trouble makers that are the cause of this ban. The mall can't take the risk of losing shoppers who love to shop on the weekends.
sad

Langhorne, PA

#21 Jul 9, 2008
the teens starting the boycott need to realize that the total amount of money teens spend is much less than the amount ADULTS spend on any friday or saturday night.

hang out at somebody's house and leave the real shoppers alone!!
Marie M

New Castle, DE

#22 Jul 9, 2008
I worked at the mall as an 18, 20, and 24 yr old. I HATED Fri. and Sat. nights there every week. And I hated shopping there.
Yeah, it's sad that a few good kids have to come to the mall with parents for two nights out of the week. But even at that age, I was disgusted with how my "peers" behaved there. It was out of control, plain and simple. No policy is going to please every person. But this one will at least solve most of the problems that were caused at Christiana on the weekends. And maybe now my friends and I can shop without having to take aspirin when we get home.

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