Clay Smythe passed along a New York Times article entitled "Kids Gone Wild" that talks about how American society may finally be ready to put some restrictions on the behavior of today's youngsters. In a poll quoted in the article, children tied with "obnoxious cellphone users" as some of the rudest in today's culture.
Here's the link: Kids Gone Wild
In an unrelated, but somewhat similar vein, a UK man is promoting a new device, the Mosquito, which creates a sound that supposedly irritates nearly everyone under 20 and almost no one over 30. He uses it in his store to keep young shoplifters away. When I lived in Seattle, a local McDonald's had a major problem with young kids loitering there, and they solved that by putting external speakers on the building and blaring classical and country music at volumes that made it impossible for the youngsters to converse.
Here's the other link: What's The Buzz?
FYI, I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but the New York Times requires you to register in order to read articles. That's fine if you want to do that (I'm a registered user), but if you prefer anonymity or just want to save the time required top register, you need to go to bugmenot.com. Bugmenot allows you to type in a website that requires registration, and it provides you with an account name and password that are already registered to use the site.