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By matt31221 - 29 April 2012 31

So last Friday during school hours I was walking to my car via the Gazebo down behind La Porchetta next to the Tuggeranong Hyperdome and noticed some teenagers in hoodies and ‘homie’ gear sitting around the Gazebo yelling some sort of abuse at a couple as they walked past.  Well it was my turn as I got closer and the kids started to maliciously insult me – I was quite taken aback and briefly considered the possibility of giving them all the flogging of their lives but the thought has quickly replaced with the more sober realization that I could face jail time and condemnation if I pursued such a course of action.  So I did what I believe to be the right thing and ignore them.  I believe that the truants may not be so lucky with other strangers and that they are putting themselves in great danger.

So what is it with some Canberra teens these days?  Have they no respect for polite strangers and society in general?  This kind of behavior seems to be more frequent these days.  Have YOU encountered unsolicited abuse from teenagers?  What did you do,  what should be done about this?

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Tuggeranong truants
Instant Mash 5:36 pm 29 Apr 12

All the time in Woden. If it’s not that then they’re trying to bludge cigarettes. Considering that when I say I don’t have any, they continue pestering, chances are they could probably use the education. Freakin’ brats.

matt31221 4:23 pm 29 Apr 12

FioBla said :

I don’t live in Tuggeranong, but go there occasionally. There was an article in the CT about a crime wave, and the 2 businesses mentioned were in that area.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/tuggeranongs-crime-wave-20120407-1wij5.html

IMO there seems to be something odd about the design of Tuggeranong Town Centre. I use that spot to get from the lake to the Anketell Street, and try to ride through quickly (bicycle).

That gazebo in the background of that Canberra times story is the place where my experience occurred!

@awickedchild, I don’t know about that – when I was their age I was considered a really naughty child and was in a class for children with behavioral problems. The only adults I disrespected were my school teachers but wouldn’t dare directly verbally insult any strangers or any other adults. I think I look like a saint next to some of Gen Y.

+1 to everyone else!

goggles13 3:27 pm 29 Apr 12

the teenagers just want attention. unless they physically attack you, just ignore them, words won’t hurt.

obviously these teens have nothing better to do during their holidays.

c_c 2:25 pm 29 Apr 12

Welcome to Tuggers, where today I noticed a small child walking behind his dad (who had a mullet), with an unlit cigarette in his mouth trying to imitate dad.

Gerry-Built 1:09 pm 29 Apr 12

No doubt, these are children of nappy recyclers… Apparently you can sees them around Tuggeranong Town Centre…

milkman 1:09 pm 29 Apr 12

If it was me, well I have a smart mouth and enjoy sending some back!

CanMum 12:30 pm 29 Apr 12

“So what is it with some Canberra teens these days?”

This type of behaviour is not particular to Canberra teens. It’s everywhere unfortunately and the disrespectful attitude and subsequent bad behaviour needs to be tackled in the home. If the parents can’t do it and have lost control then they need to get help. The rest of us put in the hard yards in bringing up kids that respect others don’t deserve to be subjected to this type of behaviour.

johnboy 12:18 pm 29 Apr 12

as we often say here, on the walls of the pyramids you’ll find the oldies complaining about the youth of today!

Squidward 12:02 pm 29 Apr 12

bikhet said :

Pork Hunt said :

School holidays?

That’s right. Ban them!

Even better, ban teenagers! Lets send them to bootcamp from 13-19. That’ll teach them.

FioBla 11:59 am 29 Apr 12

I don’t live in Tuggeranong, but go there occasionally. There was an article in the CT about a crime wave, and the 2 businesses mentioned were in that area.

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/tuggeranongs-crime-wave-20120407-1wij5.html

IMO there seems to be something odd about the design of Tuggeranong Town Centre. I use that spot to get from the lake to the Anketell Street, and try to ride through quickly (bicycle).

Sigma 11:46 am 29 Apr 12

You should have followed your gut, flogged one of them and then watch the rest run away thinking twice about being a smart.

awickedchild 11:44 am 29 Apr 12

Kids these days? Really? Because no one back in the good old days ever did anything wrong. Crime was invented by Gen Y.

abc 11:43 am 29 Apr 12

School resumes tomorrow after holiday break

bikhet 11:38 am 29 Apr 12

Pork Hunt said :

School holidays?

That’s right. Ban them!

Pork Hunt 11:24 am 29 Apr 12

School holidays?

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