June 14, 2015
Students in the 21st Century
I made my observation inside a local peter piper pizza Friday night around 9 p.m. I chose this location because I have seen teenage students hang out for hours of the night.
Throughout my observation, I noticed that the group of six students. It was evident that they had poor communication skills. Either they were extremely loud and obnoxious shouting, or sitting in a bunch starting into their phones. When there pizzas came, they finally put down their phones and began eating. Never once engaging in conversation. When I was younger, we would go to dinner just to hang out and talk and I noticed ...view middle of the document...
Well the other two students were playing a game trying to beat one another’s score. There was more communication between those two students, because they kept on talking to one another to see if they have beaten the score. They were literally sitting next to one another playing the same game against each other on their devices. I found this to be shocking to me, because the atmosphere of our location had music playing, along with a variety of arcade games that they could be playing against one another. This was the perfect hang out spot for the age group of kids to socialize.
They were a well-behaved group of children. I never once observed them be rude to others. They mainly spent the majority of their time starting into the phones or posing for a photo. The only times they seemed to be rude was the tone of their voice. Because they were a pack of kids, they were obnoxiously loud, when prepping for the photo. They moved benches, and climbed the tables. However, I do not believe they were intending to be rude. It just shows how young and immature they were. There clothing was normal, for the age group. No visible tattoos or body art. No crazy colored hair. Dressed appropriately for there age,...