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Noisey teens in playpark, swearing, intimidating ... aibu?

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CocktailQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 19:42:32

For the past hour there has been a group of about 10 teens in the park next to my house. They have been throwing the swings over the top of the bars so they can't be used, swearing, shouting, being generally intimidating.

Have rung 101 but the police said nobody is available.

I went out, with the intention of speaking to them and asking them to tone it down and think of other people, but bottled it.

So how many of you would do it - talk to a big group of teens behaving like this? I feel like a wuss but am getting angry - it's been like this all summer on and off. So disrespectful.

Lunchboxlewiswillyoumarryme Wed 14-Sep-16 19:49:35

I have, I said ,,,hi guys ,could you keep the noise down,my baby is trying to sleep.sorry to ask,I know yr not hurting anyone ,it's just so loud....they said yes ,sorry.i said thanks appreciate it

Whatthefreakinwhatnow Wed 14-Sep-16 19:51:45

you called the police?! confused

Just ask them to keep the noise down?

MooPointCowsOpinion Wed 14-Sep-16 19:51:59

Yeah be careful with tone, conversational, not accusational, but yes I would say something if it's really bothering me.

I'd hope someone would say something to my kids if they were acting the same way.

Doggity Wed 14-Sep-16 20:51:25

I'm not overly surprised that the police couldn't come. Just yell out "can you keep it down please, baby sleeping, thanks." Easier said than done but better than sitting and seething.

Dailylurker Wed 14-Sep-16 20:56:15

I just went out and said similar to lunchbox, I have never come across a shitty teenager, but I have teenagers so I know they are not as bad as they look!

CocktailQueen Wed 14-Sep-16 21:48:12

Hmm. I'm not sure. All the swings are unusable now - and too high to be rescued.

And surely teens know if they're shouting 'fucking wankers' and similar in a public park with houses all around, people will hear them? And people don't want to hear them?

It's horrible at the moment. People can't seem to enjoy the park without effing and blinding everywhere.

NotYoda Wed 14-Sep-16 21:57:21

Yes, try talking to them. I hope mine wouldn't swear in public like that but I wouldn't lay bets. Teenagers forget what's reasonable sometimes and need reminding. Try talking to them as Lunchbox says

Whenever I've done this, with boys at least, it has worked.

Girls - Hmm - I've been called a bitch and sworn at

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