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September 27th, 2010
06:37 PM ET

Keeping It Civil

When friends text while you're talking to them...when students are on Facebook during class...when students pack up before class is actually over...

People have different definitions of what's rude.  A Rutgers University project aims to define civility - the opposite of rudeness - and try to "bring back nice."

How do we do that?

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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  1. Allison

    No one is being respectful. They don't know how it feels to be treated disrespectful unless they are. It will teach them to not do it to others. This will solve the problem.

    September 27, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  2. Jazmine

    I have no idea how you could bring back "nice." I guess some people can be changed by seeing others example, but for some people they are just too stubborn to change or don't want to change their ways. Even if their rudeness can cause someone to choose another person over them for an oppurtunity they wanted.

    September 27, 2010 at 6:54 pm |
  3. Grace

    i think cyber bulling is the worst of all because you can't control how many people see what that person said about you. Say a kid writes on Facebook "omg grace is so weird" then when you at school and say the bully comes up and pulls you aside and says youe werid. I think the cyber bullying would be way more embarrassing then having them only tell like he/she's friend but people in japan can see what they had said about you on facebook then they can start spreading that rumor about you but verbal is really bad to

    September 27, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  4. Annabella

    I think that verbal bullying would be worse than anything because they say " sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me." But that is not true at all because from experiance that i have had words hurt you a lot more mentally than anything else.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  5. meghan

    you talk to them if they are your friends they will try to stop.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:15 pm |
  6. Samantha

    I think that mothers, and fathers should start checking out their child's...Phone, computer, Facebook, myspace ect. Also, try to make others understand that you would want to be treated nice. Just like who ever the are being rude to. Also, Being to rude could be counted as bullying.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  7. Torrie

    Some students in school txt while the teacher is taking or not looking i think it is rude and is against school rules.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  8. Mary

    Discuss it and enforce it.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  9. emily

    you cant just automatically do it you have stop being rude and tell the people you were rude to im sorry and thn you can work on being nice it thinking process simple but hard everyone can do it

    September 27, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  10. Josh

    We can talk on home phones. We can stop bringing our phones to school. We can wait for the teacher to say to pack up.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:51 pm |
  11. Marcus

    The problem with rudeness is that it usually disrupts the normal flow of activity. With the example of somebody texting while you are talking to them interferes with the point you are getting across. In order to stop the disruption via rudeness, you have to have an "Iron Fist". You need to establish that it is not okay to disrupt and that you cannot afford to do it again. I am not telling people to get suspened or expelled for disruption, but they need to have the fear of the concequences of doing it. As Machiavelli said, fear is more reliable than love and trust.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  12. Addison

    I believe that there is no way to bring back entire niceness. Not everyone is a follower, and not everyone will do the same thing. A group may try to make an effort to be good, but most people will ignore it, and act how they always do. Also, because of the different opinions in what is nice and what isn't, mean acts will still be done because of how people see civilty.

    September 27, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  13. Joe

    Well the thing is, in order to bring back nice we have to spread the word to people. I mean not everyone knows about this rudeness so people spread the word! Bring back nice!!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  14. Andrew

    We should reconize the importance of being civil. If your friend is talking to you, you should listen and pay attention to them. Also in class, texting can be a major distraction and may affect another students learning.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:09 pm |
  15. Tate

    First of all, schools should ban cell phones and such, so that kids aren't distracted in class. Then they should give a class about civility. It's not fair to kids paying attention for the the whole class to be punished.
    Also, if kids learn young about civility, they won't be as rude.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
  16. De-De

    I think the worst type is physical bullying. Physical bullying is worst because the bully can hurt in ways that can include you getting hospitalize with injuries i,or even emotionally scarred.That's why I pick physical bullying as worst.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  17. Hamza

    Its kind of means uncivilized because you are doing something wrong
    that you are not suppose to do

    September 27, 2010 at 8:30 pm |
  18. De-De

    I think the worst type is physical bullying. Physical bullying is worst because the bully can hurt in ways that can include you getting hospitalize with injuries ,or even emotionally scarred.That's why I pick physical bullying as worst.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  19. Joey

    Most kids are rude because they have never be taught the meaning of polite. The way to "bring back nice" is to start with the basics. Teach kids about the polite way to do things.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  20. Joey

    Kids follow what they see, so if you do the right and polite thing to do around them chances are they are going to do the same.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:37 pm |
  21. Joey

    Sometimes kids think it's cool to be rude and they think it's cool to disrespect people... but to all the kids listening... WAKE UP CALL! It's not.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  22. Jess

    I thin that there is only one thing that distractes us the most which is our cell phones!!! I mean who doesnt text or talk but after alittle while when you talking to someone in person and they have that phone out it drives me crazy!!! =D

    September 27, 2010 at 8:45 pm |
  23. Selena

    People at school really press my buttons .And mainly if there doing it on purpose that becomes a civlity to me!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  24. Walhen

    I think there is no one worst type of bullying. Every type of bullying is the worst and no one should do it.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:51 pm |
  25. Erik

    i really dont think that you can. it is kind of just a habit. it will need some practice.

    September 27, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  26. Davis

    i dont think when you're talking to a freind, or on facebook, or packing up before class. First of all, itz rude because the teacher could say somthing about a test or a work sheet and you'll never here it, and almost all the time there paying more attention to the text or facebook or what ever there doing then you. Also, they end up saying what or 1 second and itz like 3 minutes or if your facebook in class you could miss the class and not no what to do on homework or a test and when the teacher says what were u doing u wont say it so u wont get help

    September 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  27. Benjamin

    We should try to be more aware of the people in your surroundings. We should show that we have respect for others, as they have for you. When you're at school and the teacher's saying something to the whole class or if a friend of yours is saying about how their day was, you don't just take out your Iphone and start going on Facebook to see who has replied to your blog. You should consider how YOU would feel if someone was doing that to you.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  28. Austen

    I think cyber bullying is the worst type of bullying. i think this because cyber bullying can cause all types of bullying. It can lead to self inflicted pain (physical) and teasing by others at school (verbal).

    September 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  29. nicolas

    I believe people should learn to show respect again. If someone wasn't paying attention when I am talking to them I would ask them to be nice so yeah I believe we should try to bring back respect.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  30. Julian

    well i think their trying to get out of class faster then having to stay packing up. for some its getting to reccess or seeing their freinds or trying to get to their next class.yes it is rude becuase its like saying "stop talking i want to leave." i sometimes do that but its just to get ready.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm |
  31. Kimberly

    I think rude is interrupting the teacher when their talking and others, not listening to the lesson being taught, and really it all sums up to bullying.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  32. Amanda

    I think talking to someone while texting is rude, because you are not paying attention to the person talking to you. It also shows that you dont care what they say. If someone did that to me i would be very annoyed

    September 27, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  33. Bo Bo

    I believe that there are several things that are considered rude, but are normal habits for everyone. In order to fix these rude habits, one would have to pay attention to what they are doing. Rather than just going with gut reactions, actually think "should I answer this call?" or "should I listen to the song in the background instead of listening to this person in front of me?" Becoming "nice again" would take watching ourselves and breaking habits I'm not sure many would like to take the time to break.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  34. Christine

    I think that being civil means being nice, generous, and caring of other people. but rudeness is the complete opposite. it's when they don't care about anyone or anything and they don't care to run over to get there way.

    September 27, 2010 at 9:56 pm |
  35. Megann

    While defining civility is an admirable project I feel that the key to eliminating rudeness is to instill a firm sense of common courtesy and moral values in young children.
    Reminding adults of these values never hurt anybody either.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:01 pm |
  36. Justin

    I think people need to pay more attention to their suroundings when in public or just around others. Like texting in a movie theater or goofing off in the middle of class.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:04 pm |
  37. Kyle

    its impossible to not have rude people in the world. No matter WHAT you try to do, there will be at least 1 rude person in the billions of people that live in the world. there will always be 'nice' people, too, to balance out the rudeness economy. but there will be absolutely NO way to make everyone 'nice', which my teacher says to never use the word 'nice'.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  38. Richard

    I think the parents should start taking more actions in the kids habits and teach them right to wrong.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:18 pm |
  39. Angie :D

    I really don't get the whole "civility" thing, but hey, if it brings back "nice" I'm all for it. Sometimes I feel like the teachers are playing a part. I have a couple teachers who I feel is downright rude and unreasonable. My friends and I feel that the teachers are being rude to us, and some of us decides to be rude to them...I espescially feel it to be rude when the teacher punishes the entire class because some weirdo decided to goof off.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  40. Vallen

    The only Way to do this would be to make rules more strict... If there were better rules people would have no choice but to follow them, therefore being more respectful... And if someone is being rude, you could just tell them that they're acting in a Way that isn't nice... I know a lot of people today don't care if they're nice or not, but you could at least make a change among people you know, such as friends.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  41. Alexis

    You can't change how a person is , rude or not . It's the way they are . Personally , i think people should consider being nicer by doing simple things , wait for the teacher to tell you to pack up or try not to text while your friend is having a convo with you . The biggest pet peeve I have is when I'm talking to someone and they look away , i find that extremely rude , I feel people should pay more attention to the people who are talking . If your not giving me your attention , why should I be nice to you and pay attention when you're talking , or when you have something to say , right ?

    September 27, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  42. Taylor

    I think that to "bring back nice" that teachers, parents, and guardians should demonstrate what is respectful, and give praise to those who are being respectful. Students should tell their friends when they think that they're doing things that they don't like, or think is rude. If we use this type of peer preasure than others will want to do the same.

    September 27, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  43. Blair

    We have lost are was of being Civil ,and its about time we start doing it again.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:09 am |
  44. Saysha

    Just tell them straight that they are being rude but say it in a nice way and thats what friends are for

    September 28, 2010 at 12:29 am |
  45. Alex

    To be civil means more than being nice. The first way to spread world peace is to first have peace in your hearts. It is the same with civility.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:39 am |
  46. Max

    Tell them not to if or take it away if they do that then it could lead to addictivness.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  47. Max

    plus it could equal brain damage

    September 28, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  48. Max

    its sickening icant allow it in my friendships i mean who could.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:56 am |
  49. Nick

    I believe Rutgers University is taking a great step in (as silly as it may seem) in "bringing back the nice". I believe that the whole nation needs some kind of "civil class". They should have these types of classes in high school, because high school is the time where the symtoms of rudeness is actually at its peak.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:27 am |
  50. Judy

    I think the definition of civility is being nice, not bothering people, and not fighting when it dosen't go "your way".
    And to teach people civilition, they should teach the students the problems you could have when your class is not civilized, and how people's feelings might get hurt.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:21 am |
  51. Jamie

    I agree, the civility of our generation is being decreased drastically every day. I see people every day with their phones and their laptops. Chatting and talking on their phones at the same time. It just isn't right.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:49 am |
  52. Varun

    I think that Rutgers University has a great idea to help students stay focused on school, while in school. After all, why pay for an eductaion, if you're only going to abuse the privilege?

    September 28, 2010 at 8:47 am |
  53. emily

    i think that if we friends and students would just pay more attention then that would be respectful. also do not be on the phone during class and then maybe you would not get your phone taken away. so just try your best to just pay a little more attention in class.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  54. Amos

    My teacher thinks that it is rude to pack up when we got one or two minutes left

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  55. portia

    i think it is very rude to back talk a teacher

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  56. Shook

    Civility is not something to teach or define in my opinion. We must feel how it is important to be civil. Sometimes, we need to judge ourselves objectively.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  57. rachel

    My teacher thanks it's very rude to pack up early and he won'ts us to lean more instead of being rude i think thats i good idea.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  58. Terry

    My teacher thinks is really rude when pack up early when he is still talking. And when you talk during class

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  59. Meredith

    Well I think that it isn't very rude to do text while someone is talking to you, or pack up early.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  60. felix

    I think that you should not pack up early

    September 28, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  61. Brian

    i Think that talking back is mean and pointing is a sign of rude

    September 28, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  62. Spencer

    My teacher thinks that when we pack up early it is rude because the school is buying us a lot of supplies and stuff and when we are packing up early we are wasting valuable time.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  63. luis

    It is bad to get out of your seat when teacher is not done or finishing the class

    September 28, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  64. Kayla

    I would say, do not let students on Facebook during class. Only let them on during free time. Same thing for texting.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  65. SADIE

    The county gives you millons of dollars for education just so we can be on facebook i dont think so

    September 28, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  66. Greg

    Make the "rude" Students Quit bad habits time by time and so on and so forth

    September 28, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  67. Kaylee

    I hate it when people are eating, and texting, and when your talking to them their just saying "Yea, Um hm, Ok". I think it is very rude. Of course will I be saying that when I have a cellphone? Probably not.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  68. Anna

    Rude is talking while the teacher is talking, not paying attention, and ignoring people. When you talk when the teacher is talking no one one can hear what's happening and the teacher has to always repeat herself.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:24 am |
  69. david

    rude is interrupting and disobeaing rules and to rid of it needs disoplend

    September 28, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  70. sidnee

    i think it is a good idea but it will be really hard to do that. i think if in the classroom and someone is being rude the teacher should correct it.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  71. laniciana

    it's not nice to pack up before class or text when people are talking to you the only way to stop that is to talk to whoever about it and tell them its rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  72. Jacob

    I think it is rude when your doing work and everyone else is done with there work and so they think they can just start talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  73. Nathan

    i don't think that people should try and completely change someone, if they don't know how they're being changed. this is how i feel because many people don't know what civility is.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:28 am |
  74. Rachel

    I think the only way to make people kinder in school, is that away phones,I don't have a phone ,but, I still have problems . I think we should learn more and no more phones or computers.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  75. Zac

    I dont think this will work the people these days are just so rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  76. Anthonee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    it is rude when people text all the time but they think its ok becuase other people do it

    September 28, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  77. CUDE

    I don't think it's right to interupt somebody when there talking. Expecially if you are meeting them for the first time. It will give them a bad first impression of you

    September 28, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  78. leonardo

    it is rude to be rude during class........WORD!!

    September 28, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  79. Ziggy

    I beleive that texting in class is rude, It doesnt only affect your learning, It effects the people around you, It also shows rudeness to the teacher teaching you.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  80. vaan

    being rude is rude and people need to stop being rude cuz its bad

    September 28, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  81. Holly

    I think the best way to get kids to be more civil is to start teaching them manners, politeness, and other civil things when they're young. Then, maybe it will stick with them longer and it will come easier to them when they're older.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  82. C.C.

    Rudeness has increased all around, whether it's in public, school, home etc. it should stop before it spreads even more.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:59 am |
  83. Catie

    I think that use teenageers are being a little rude. I mean texting in class and gathereing all your books befor the class is saying that you want to get out of the class, or you didn't care about the lesson. I think teaching young adults will help them envolve into better adults and help them in the real world.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  84. wadespenc

    I think it is stupid and imoral, and the crap people talk about is just kinda out of place.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:00 am |
  85. Katie

    I think that its rude to be talking to someone and have them not even looking at you. I think its rude to have kids be on their phones in class. I think that we can change this by having more strict rules so the kids do pay attention. Some classes also have 90 minute periods and most kids get tired of the class so they don't want to pay attention.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  86. Clara

    I think rudeness today, especially in teens and older children, is caused by their influences – singers, song artists, rappers... It's terrible. They sing about rudeness and partying all the time, and some people think that it's okay to do so. Also, parents, relatives, and friends are the same – maybe doing something they think is funny or okay to do that is actually rude and they don't know it. People might follow the people around them because there are pretty much no leaders today, just followers – being rude/uncivil.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:01 am |
  87. Andrea and Kirsten

    It is good that they are teaching students civility, because being rude in public is a distraction to people and their surroundings. The next generation will most likely be less rude, because teachers are teaching them at a young age. It is also good to be nice because it doesn't hurt you in any way.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  88. robert

    i think that it is a good idea that people are trying to get Americans to stop being mean and rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  89. doug

    i think that the civil polocy is good so that the school will stay in shape,
    and so the students will be alot nicer to each other.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  90. ccc

    I think it a good Idea to come up with way to not be rude, maybe it will stop the violance

    September 28, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  91. Samantha

    People are texting and facebooking way to much when they are talking to people. they should pay attention when people are talking to them, when you are in class you should pay attention to the teacher so you do not get confused.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  92. ccc

    I think it a good Idea to come up with way to not be rude, maybe it will stop the violance just something to think about

    September 28, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  93. Sydney

    I think people should work on being more civil because it is rude to pack your things up when the teacher is still talking.Also its rude to talk when some one else is talking.Also Never text during class.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:04 am |
  94. Cody!

    it is rude when friends text when you are talking to them

    September 28, 2010 at 10:10 am |
  95. Samantha

    I think that people should not text or get on Facebook that you should not go that while when they are talking to you. Also i think that you should not text or get on Facebook or I'M or E-mail while you are in class because you could get caught but then if the teacher does not give any homework or anything I would get on then. If the teacher is giving you homework i would not get on because you could get caught then you could get your phone taken away from the teacher then you could get in to alot of trouble because you could probley be saying something bad about that teacher.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  96. Kaitlyn

    I think that rude is something disrespectful or hurtful. to me packing up before the teacher desmisses is sorta rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:19 am |
  97. Robert

    To keep it civil is to be more mature.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  98. Tommy

    I think that when you text in class your saying that "I'm bored i want to talk about something else" and when you pack up early you just want to get out if the teachers did that then we would be angry.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  99. Tyrone

    Its no different then eating with the wrong fork at the dinner table.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  100. kaleb

    I think that people should be nice if possible. People are constantly thinking of themselves so they cannot think or be nice to anyone else.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  101. Alex

    people can stop being rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:37 am |
  102. dean

    I think people text way to much, and why i say that is because it is rude and why u text when u eat at dinner and text when u are at school so lets try to be more nice and kind to people.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  103. Carlos

    people need to stop thinking about themselves and be a little more generous

    September 28, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  104. Jessica

    I think that schools should have a council meeting with the students. Have a pep talk or some rally on why it's important to be polite to others. Get students exicted about this project. Or just have a class on manners and such.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:46 am |
  105. Wesley

    Students could interact with other people face to face instead of over phones or computers. Its hard to show what your feelings really are over texting. Plus its easier to talk face to face. So why dont we do it?

    September 28, 2010 at 10:47 am |
  106. Sarah

    we should just talk nicly and have nice comments and not have to be mean to others.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  107. Shad

    I dont think if your getting your stuff in order for your next class, but i do think texting of face booking would be "rude".

    September 28, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  108. Haleyyy!

    When people text while you are talkin to them it makes you think that they arent even listening. When you got on web site durring things it brings off that you arent intrestest, and maybe you are even taking over other peoples attention. You should be respectful and give them your full attenetion.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  109. Dylan:)

    I dont care if anyone txts and i talk to thim they do all the time and i do it to. I think it is also ok to get ready to leave befor class ends, almost every one dose and no one complanes.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  110. Sierra

    I don't think it's that bad to do that because if you need to hurry and get to your next class then you have to get your stuff quickly and go. They may not be facebooking. They could be texting there parents about and emergency or somebody else.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  111. Katie

    Yes! i think it is rude to text while someone is talking to you. It would be rude, because you are paying more attition on the texting then what that person is saying. Also my own opion on packing up befor the bell rings is that....i don't think its rude to pack up 2 minuts befor the bell rings. What if you are a person that is really slow at you locker and gets tardys a lot? It would make you faster so you dont have to get your things together right when the bell rings in that class.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  112. Briauna

    I think it is wrong if you are talking to them and they look like they arent even listening. I think if it is something important dont stop to text or anything. That just shows that they arent as good as a friend.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  113. Tom Tom

    I think that if somone is texting when your talk is kind of rude, but if they know what in telling them and are listening at the same time I would be ok with that.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  114. Sage

    I think the worst type of bullying is the physical kind. Why do kids get beat up? All kids should just get along and stay friendly.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:54 am |
  115. ~Steffi

    If teachers think it is rude when students pack up their belongings and facebook in class then they need to give students more time in between classes to do those things. But I think that if you are talking to someone while texting someone else you should either finish your conversation with one or the other.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  116. Melissa

    To help bring back nice, we should start early with teaching kids ways to be polite. It's never to early to start learning how to be polite, and a lot of people are rude without realizing it. If someone would point out their mistakes or ask them to stop, we can correct their behavior.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  117. dustin

    student should respect the teacher by no phones alot in class.student should raised there hand.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  118. Jacob

    To prevent rudeness just think about what you do and if it's rude try your best not to do it

    September 28, 2010 at 11:00 am |
  119. Julie

    I think texting while talking to someone is rude! It gives the message to the other person "my time is more important than your time," and that is extremely rude! The texter's attention is not on that person, and they get the message that they aren't important enough to the texter.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:01 am |
  120. matthew

    I belive it has to start at homethen it can go on

    September 28, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  121. Angela

    Maybe they could start having courtesy classes in high schools and colleges. Politeness in decreasing drastically. And now with people having Facebook and texting everywhere they go, it encourages them to always be on their phones. maybe if students where to take classes on being polite they would realize how rude it is.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  122. Zach

    I think if we try to work on doing the things we do after class, there wouldn't be a huge problem. You can text your friends and chat with them on the phone, but just don't do while class in session.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  123. Elizabeth

    I think people should just know the diffrence of being rude and being civil, and do the right thing.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  124. Reid MV

    I think texting while you're talking to someone is okay as long as you are listening to them, too.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  125. CarleeMV

    It's rude to text while someone is talking to them. When people talk to you, they want you to listen and not text or facebook. Packing up in class, I do that. I dont think it's rude, it's just that kids don't want to be late for their next class.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  126. cordie

    i think chewing loud is pretty rude

    September 28, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  127. Allison

    I think it is rude when people are talking to you and you call somebody in the middle of your conversation.... I also think it is very rude when people talk and text during classes.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  128. Jenn

    People can bring back nice by thinking about what they're doing, and deciding whether it would be considered rude to the people around them.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  129. Carl's BIGGEST FAN!!!!

    I honestly don't believe we can change this. Sure we can help eduacate others on being civil and what not but most teens, kids, adults will still rebel against it and do whatever the want. Like one of my teachers had told me in church, there is no respect. Respect and civility means pretty much the same thing to me, and i think not very many people have much of either one.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  130. Jade

    if more people started to be nice to others it would start to rub off on others so more and more people would be nice and we would benifit form this and have a better socity.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  131. morgan

    i think bringing back nice is easy, if you just leave your phone at home or in your locker then you should have no problem with it

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  132. Sam

    I dont think you can bring back nice, you cant make people be nice.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  133. Jamie

    Civility is really bad these days. People are rude everyday. Even without noticing it. Teenagers walking down the street texting and not looking where they are going is terrible now a days. Technology is a main part of rudeness today. People are always on there cell phones.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  134. Daniel MV

    I think it's rude to do that because you feel like they have somethimg better to do than to listen to you.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  135. Monica

    I think its rude when people are talking during class when somebody else is talking. I also think its mean when your walking down the hallway and somebody is texting and they run into you and tell you to move, when they ran into you.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  136. kyler

    i think that getting people to be more civil would be an excelent idea because that is what america needs

    September 28, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  137. Drew

    Dont text during class or on facebook during class. Use good manners.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  138. Patrick

    i think its a good idea to start this project so it maybe bring nice back

    September 28, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  139. Janet

    I think that teaching a class about civility would help some people but not all people.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  140. Jessica[:

    I think it is wrong because they wouldn't like it if you started texting when they were trying to talk to you. When it comes to class and them texting it is there fault if they don't pass that class because they weren't paying attention not the teachers.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  141. Baily :)

    I think you could take their phones before class or make them turn them off when they walk into the class room. when people get on facebook or text during class and don't pay attention that is their own problem and when they don't get good grades because they weren't paying attention then it is their own problem. I really don't think packing up your stuff is disrespectful, everyon ein our class does it all the time.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:37 am |
  142. Gabrielle

    Civility is bad in our community. People are rude about everything. They do stuff like.. if your talking on the phone with them, every 2 seconds they're saying hang on because they have a text message or some people text during the middle of class and that's disrespectful to the teacher because they are trying to teach you something and you're not even paying attention.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  143. Lexi

    I think texting/facebooking during class is rude, your focused on texting and not listening to what the teacher or students are saying. It's just commmon curtosy to not text while people are talking to you so your actually ingaged in the conversation their talking about, and not keep asking what did you say everytime they say something.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  144. Shelbi

    I think being on your cell phones in class is very disrespectful. When you are trying to talk to someone and they are on their phones, i think it is very rude because it is like they are not really listening to what you are saying.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  145. fanny

    we can stop the texting and put our cellphones away during school time and pay attention more to what the teachers are saying .

    September 28, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  146. Donna

    I really dont think that the getting on facebook during class on texting during class is really "rude" unless the person is saying something really bad about the class or about a person in the class. But if you really want someone to stop doing it just tell them, if they have enough respect for you then they will listen.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  147. Chelsea

    I believe that civility means to have respect, under any circumstances. You and a peer may have had a conflict in the past, but the past is the past and being civil with one another is overall the right thing to do.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  148. Bri

    Teaching a society good manners is something we've been trying to accomplish for awhile. And technology is creating new ways to be rude, in a way, which someone has to define whether these things are rude or not. But everyone has different definitions of rude, which means unless somehow everyone can agree on what's rude and what's civil, we'll have to wait awhile.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  149. Name

    texting is bad in school because it distracts the class and never pack up before times up and always be on time and civility is always being a good samaritan.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:39 am |
  150. Lake

    I think we should start learning a little more civility. more and more people are getting really rude in my school. it's good that they offer such a class.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  151. Harry

    I think that texting and talking is rude. I think that if a person has there phone out while talking to you, you should ask them to please put it away. You are obviously talking to them for a reason. And when they are texting they are not listening to what you say, so that is really rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  152. jason

    it is really rude when somebody is disrupting the class beacuse some student are trying to learn but there's a distraction goin on inside the class.....

    September 28, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  153. Andrea mv

    I agree it's rude if a friend is texting while you're trying to talk to them. All they can focus on is what they're writing instead of listening to what you have to say. As for facebook during class we can't do that in our school or we lose computer privleges. I disagree, though, that when students pack up their stuff before the the end of class it's rude. Some students have trouble getting to class on time so if they wait til the last minute to get all their stuff together and try to get to their locker in time for their next class they may end up being tardy. Some things I do agree are rude but it all depends on what YOU think is rude. That'll effect how you treat others and my differ from THEY'RE definition of rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  154. Barry

    I think we should ban cellphones from class because it is becoming a problem for kids to focus on the daily things they actually need to do in class like take notes, do there assignments, and isten to the teacher. When the teacher talks to the student they are always texting under the desk and not paying attention, removing the cell phones from the class can have the students focus a little more on what they need to do and it could as some respect since they wont be using electronics when the teachers are talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  155. Angelica

    To certain people this is rude, We communicate with our phones. Thats how our generation gets stuff done, we have the technology so why not use it ? Packing up before leaving not to be rude but were just trying to get to our next class theirs nothing rude about that.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  156. Izzy

    Texting is bad in school simply because it distracts many students from learning. Texting is great and all, but it can wait...education comes first!

    September 28, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  157. Lloyd

    I think we could change the way people goof off in class with there phones or Ipods. ( laughing) The teachers are trying 2 teach you something instead of letting you mess around on your Ipods and phones for 7.5 hours. So show some respect for your elders.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  158. Kate

    I understand that maybe they have something to do but they should always wait until they are done with the coversation to finish what they were doing.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  159. cameron:]

    I think that it is a major thing in society. People need to stick together and be one so that the world is a better place! WORLD PEACE!!!!!!:]

    September 28, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  160. Tommy

    I really dont think that getting on facebook during class is a big destraction because people are still paying attention and on facebook. but it is still rude to everyone else.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  161. Tre'Von

    Being civil could mean many things but, most of all i think would mean being rude. For instance interupting the classroom when the teacher is talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  162. cole

    I like the idea of making people more civil and nice. I think that we are all humans from the same planet and we should treat everyone as if they are family because they kind of are.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  163. fausto

    people these days are rude they talk and don't listen,stare into space but they expect you to listen when they talk but they don't listen to you and you expect them to listen to me that is extremly rude

    September 28, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  164. ERYCA

    I think everyone shold think of others with more kindness.
    I mean, everyone shold consider what others think about one's act.
    When we do something, just think about whether others think good or bad for what we do.
    We need to recognize to be seen others.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  165. Anonymous

    I think its not good to be rude, treat people how you want to be treated.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  166. Todd

    Civility is bogus. It isn’t mean to pack up books one minute before class, it isn’t mean to text or go on facebook in class. There education is on there own shoulders. They can do what they feel. People don’t try to be mean they are just doing what they want.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:56 am |
  167. Emma

    To me the definition of rude is interrupting. I say that because If someone in class started to Tweet that would be interrupting, and if someone started to pack up ten minutes before the class is up, that would also be interrupting.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  168. Noah

    Being polite can be the same as being rude – what is rude to some might be polite to others. This survey (Rutgers University project) could be perceived as rude. Is it polite to walk around with people and watch them be rude? Good luck with that.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:00 pm |
  169. Michael

    I yhink things are still a little sivil but i admit that people are geting a little rood without nowing it.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  170. Rachael

    i think keeping it civil is good. Without being civil we would have grumpy and mean people all around. I think keeping it civil is a good lesson for many people to have manors and to be respectful!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  171. andy

    I believe that being uncivilized is doing something that makes some other person uncomfortable.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  172. mallory&jennah

    would u want to be civil or not? well i think that everyone should be civil if they are smart. u will get farther in life if u are civil and nice to peopole. ut even goes back to getting jobs u need to be kind to people. people like that so much better.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:04 pm |
  173. Ayesha

    Civility is talking when teacher talking, I Try my hardest not to be rude. Texting while your friends is talking is not rude to me, but texting whileb the teacher is talking is rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  174. mieesha

    In my option I think the only thing we can do is go and make sure they stay on task and check them before each student goes in. Like security officers (if they have a device to distract school then they should be suspened for a week). Adventually they will stop and wont bring a phone or stop distracting.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm |
  175. Rylyn

    I think that it's rude to text or call someone when your talking. It is just not civil to text when your taking.
    Now when your in class it is SO not civil to be on like facebook of texting. That's just rude..........

    September 28, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  176. jordan

    I think it's a great idea if this class succeed's the'yd have a better school.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  177. Hannah C.

    We can keep it civil by igoring people you don't like.Or if they come up to you and say something, you could go tell an adult.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  178. Jordynne and Amber

    We think that if you ignore people you dont like you can be civil.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:09 pm |
  179. Matt and Derek

    We think that people shouldn't be texting in class because it gets you off topic. If you get caught texting in class the teacher should take your phone away because it is RUDE.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  180. brandon and mckinnon

    I think civilization means helping out with community and keeping people safe by having more police and people being nicer and not rude!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  181. Bella

    I think we should punish students when they're caught not being polite, or award them if they are being polite. I agree that our world fails to be respectful towards a lot of things.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  182. Kerigan

    We need to try and get others to work together and stand up to people and tell them to stop if its bothering you.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  183. Allison

    To be civil all you have to do is show respect. I think if you just look at people when they are talking to you or listen to people when they are talking, it will be a simple measure with a big impact.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  184. seth

    People should just be able to be polite on their own. It shouldn't be a big deal but americas youth has made it one.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  185. Madeline

    Kid's now in days don't think about how, or what they say to others. Making them more aware of that, would help them understand how to speak to others.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  186. bridgett

    Getting on facebook is civil for some of us its part of life but i think it is civil.. but txting while talking to someone is not ivil you need to pay attention and talk if thats what your doing.. but picking up your books before class is perfectly okay because some people wanna be ready to move to they'er next class .. but it wouldnt be right to pick up you books if a teacher or student was talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  187. Jaxoney

    I thank if teachers were more strict than students would more likely respet them. Also teachers and outher students dont she enough self respect!!!!!! 🙂 just sayin

    September 28, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  188. Elliott

    I think talking and texting are rude when the teacher is talking or your having a conversation. A way to bring back nice is to learn not to do those things. I think the class could be very helpful and all schools should have it.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:26 pm |
  189. PEYTON:)

    the worst type of bullying verbal stickes with you and makes you feel bad in side physical you get a bruse and get over it but with verbal it hit you hard.and not so easy to get over it

    September 28, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  190. Caleb

    I think that having a cilvility class is a good choice. It can teach others to be nicer to others. And people could learn fromn the kids that are taught to be civil.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  191. molly

    I think that people could wait for the bell to ring then they can pack up. People are being very rude to the teachers if they pack up their books. People are very to the people they are talking to if they are on facebook.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  192. Marie MV :)

    I think that it is very rude to text while some one is talking to you and facebook during class is stupid because what is facebook going to get you in life. I think backing up a few minuites before class is over is okay cuse I do it to. I think trying to bring back nice in moderation is okay but not all at the same time.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  193. Tamara

    I think we rely too much on technology these days and it becomes a huge distraction in the classroom environment as well as outside. We're starting to lose contact with people physically and that sort of social detachment can be viewed as "rude". If we toned down on the electronics a bit and became more socialized, maybe this wouldn't be such a huge problem.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:29 pm |
  194. Farmer

    I dont think civility will come back. There are just too many people cursing around young kids anymore, and they bring it to school and it spreads like wild fire. i watched a news article last night and two year olds were dropping the "F" bomb.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  195. Kara & Kyrin :)

    Our dads text when were trying to have a serious conversation with them. We dont like it one bit. We want them to pay attention to US. They should just put the phone down and listen to our life. As of that we think we should "bring nice back " that would make us happy!:)

    September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  196. Monty

    I think that one can become civil again by training themselves to become nice again. Another way is to ban cell phones from someone so they can't tweet or do facebook when in class or in a converse. However, I think, doing a program for 2 years is a step to far.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  197. Devynn :)

    I dont think its rude to text while someone is talking to you or to pack up your books before class is over, say that your always late to one class because your at your last class picking up your stuff....Nothing is wrong with do that. Is there??

    September 28, 2010 at 12:31 pm |
  198. PEYTON:)

    people should be nice and not jerks :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):

    September 28, 2010 at 12:32 pm |
  199. Evelyn

    One way is to teach parents. Children learn from the adult figures in their lives. Another way is for teachers to take more action. If a child reports that something is happening, maybe there's a fight or someone broke a leg, the teacher needs to look into it immediately. A teacher is a role model. If a child sees that the teacher is rude, guess how that child could turn out.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  200. Caleb

    The only way we can do that is by changing our behavior and think of the roles in reverse, like do you want your friends texting while you're talking of course not. So 1 way is to become more people consious

    September 28, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  201. Molly

    Rudness should never be tolerated. Everyone must learn to respect each other!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  202. Wayne

    Civility is when an old lady drops her bags and I pick them up instead of just walking past her.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  203. Gullette's class

    We as a class feel that we should tell our peers when they are being rude and ask them to act appropriately to others. Students should also be required to take a class to teach them these skills.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:51 pm |
  204. Morgan

    I think it is very rude to burp and blow it on somebody ive always thaught that was worse than bullying!

    September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  205. Mikiah-Leigh

    I think civility includes standing up for a peer when someone is picking on him or her.

    September 28, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  206. Josh

    I think that this is a good thing for schools to do.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:08 pm |
  207. Jessica(:

    Schools need to promote students to not be rude. For example by telling them when other people are talking they should not be. Another thing they could tell students is that by being civil you get a lot farther in this world. Such as, helping you get a good job because if you are rude to other employees you will most likely lose your job or not get the job.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  208. Scooby(:

    I think Schools need to promote students to be more civil.
    Texting in class need to stop because it is being a distraction.
    Studies show that when texting became at its most popular, Grades started slipping by at least one letter grade.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  209. Bailey(:

    I think school should have more talks with the students about being rude. I think it is very rude when your trying to tell somebody something and all they do is text. Most people text durning conversations which is very rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  210. DragonFly

    i have seen some people who have texted in class before and never got caught. i tried to do the same but i DID get caught. I learned then that it IS rude to text during class.

    –DragonFly

    September 28, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  211. Sarah ROCKS

    Well I think if you are still listening it is not a big deal. On the other hand if you are not lisening then PUT THE PHONE AWAY. You should not text if some one is talking. I have not been listening before and did not know what I was suppost to do. Then with facebook KIDS DO THAT AT HOME!!!!! Facebook is to keep in touch with friends and family. On weekends, summer, or even after school.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  212. SAB

    Rudeness is bad especially if people use it all the time and stop being nice! I strongly incourage the Rutger university project! But how would they get it back? I mean the civility...
    A way I think they get it back is by maybe inforcing more rules, or show other people nice things or good deeds. Be nice to other people and others should try to teach the rude more manners or politeness or something. We dont want the world to end in complete rudeness, do we?

    September 28, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  213. Zeebo

    It is important that people are keeping intrest in a conversation because it is an important life skill to learn. like if you are at a job interview, you should be able to pay attention to the person interviewing you.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:23 pm |
  214. Morgan

    I think you should never judge people because you dont know what tey have to go home to...

    September 28, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  215. Marielle

    I think it's rude when students talk about personal life and other unimportant issues when the teacher is talking to the class. The teacher deserves respect and the attention of the students because it's hard for him or her to stand up in front of a bunch of people all by themselves. It shows disrespect and tells the teacher you don't care about what they have to say.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  216. Bry

    Nowadays many people don't know what civility is and I think that it all comes back to their parents and how they were raised.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  217. Mikayla

    To be civil, is to always have respect towards the people you are around. Show them the respect that you would want to be treated with. If your rude to them, then they have the right to be rude to you.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  218. Chase

    The only way that they are going to "bring back nice" is by creating a definition of what they think civility is and telling the students to follow that definition.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  219. ashley

    civility has no definate definition. It is more of a "what is socially acceptable" rule. So if society wants a more civil outcome...DEMAND IT!

    September 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  220. Gonzalo

    It is a good thing that the University is trying to do but the main issue with people being rude is that they don't listen. It would do very little help if people themselves do not listen to what ever conclusion there research finds.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  221. Jessie

    Most people know what being rude is, but they still are. I think a way to stop this would have to start at an early age. There is a study that states most people are who they are going to be by the time they are 5. Not occupation wise but personality wise. We would have to focus more on being cosiderate in preschool and not just sharing. 🙂

    September 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  222. Jordan

    I think that it is very rude when people of different races play the "race card" just to get special treatment, they are just trying to get a handout from people who have worked hard in their lifes.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  223. Adel

    Being rude can take many forms. Obviously, some things are blatanly rude while others are not. For example, teasing someone you barely know may come off as rude. Texting while talking to a friend, or facebooking during a class is rude yes, but it may depend on the person and how the action is perceived.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  224. Mateo

    Civility is having respect for others opportunity to learn.. The only way to do this is to show respect to our teachers and fellow students.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  225. Adrieandi

    Students these days don't care about their education and find any means possible to waste their time. I personally think it's extremely rude when a teacher is still teaching and people pack up their belongings. They are trying their hardest to teach students what they need to know and students should be trying just as hard to learn.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  226. Stelvy

    To "bring back nice" we have to realize how we disturb and disrespect people. We need to listen when someone else is talking and not be distracted by our electronic devices.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  227. Matt

    i really dont care about the definition of civility, i think everyone is rude in a certain way and i actually think being rude is quite funny, but its how you take it is what makes people so mad. you got to live life to the fullest 🙂 ❤ god bless america

    September 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  228. Mariah

    Civility can simply be described as the ability to act in a polite and courteous manner. Unfortunately, the youth of our generation have either never been taught, or don't even bother with treating others with the respect that they deserve. More individuals need to become aware of their rude habits, sooner rather than later, in order to avoid insulting someone, or possibly provoking a conflict. Our generation is more concerned about their status on Facebook or MySpace, rather than with how their manners are perceived by others around them. Awareness is the key to spreading civility.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm |
  229. Carl

    Rude can mean diffrent things to diffrent poeple. Calling some one a name that offends them is obviously rude, but if I have a friend who is texting while im talking to them I don't mind as much as long as they are listening. However, if they aren't listening then yes, that is being rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  230. Ryannah

    It is ironic to see a civilization growing at such a rapid rate, and yet it seems that we are becoming less civil. I believe it is essential for our youth today to become educated in how to be more respectful and well-mannered because we have obviously forgotten.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  231. Nathan

    We can't. It is impossible to change the people.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  232. jesus

    for students to bring back nice students need to stop talking while the teacher talks. and students need to stop texting in class they need to stop that and do it after class or something.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  233. Adrian

    I don't care if people are rude, because its their life and they should live it however they want to.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  234. Aaron

    i think some people dont mean to be rude when others think they are. Texting and going on facebook during class happens a lot and i think teachers should just adapt to it.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  235. Shanice

    People can't control how they act sometimes so trying to make everybody nice would be impossible. Sure peoples attitude can improve, but there will always be rude people everywhere.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  236. Adrianna

    To bring back civility, you first have to decide what the definition of rudeness is. Some people don't really understand that if they talk in class or text as rude. So for people to care about being civil you have to give them guidelines or rules as to what exactly constitutes rudeness as well as civility.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  237. Jordan

    I don't think civility is that big of an issue. In most cases, people don't even consider texting, or getting on facebook during a conversation to be rude at all, and if you ask them to stop, they will put away their phones without an issue. I think if people would just say that they have a problem with it, rudeness would not be an issue.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  238. Jacob

    I think being civil consists of having respect, and being courteous to others. It is uncommon for people to be civil. It is a really rare thing.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  239. Brenda

    I do't think that class will help how the society acts. its just going to be the same. Peolpe that are rude will not change even if they take that class. I have noticed that even older people act or say rude things, as well as teenagers. We just have to deal with it.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  240. Dylan

    To fully bring about civility is near impossible, there will always be rude, ignorant imbeciles. People act like how they want to, mostly. People can change, but rude people are usually too blind to see any necessity to change, it's an unfortunate part of reality.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  241. Ich

    I think that people need to start being "nice" again to each other, that way we all become better people and we can live together in perfect harmony. I love nice people ❤

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  242. Josie

    Being rude is, in general, being inconsiderate and disrespectful, but not everyone considers the same things as disrespectful. What one considers rude is what morals they have from growing up and what they were taught. I believe to "bring back nice" parents and adults need to emphasize how being disruptive is in fact being rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  243. Vanissa

    Well i dont think that you can actually "bring back nice" because thats kinda like your trying to control other peoples emtions. You can control your emotions only so if you wanrt to be nice then be nice. Everyone has their own definitons of rude which means everyone had their own defintion of nice.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  244. Taylor

    In my opinion, you shouldn't ask what society can do for you, but what you can do for your society. You shouldn't stand by and wait for people to be nice to you before you return the action. You should just initially be nice to others whether they are nice to you or not. It is just a respect thing and we should all respect eachother as an individual instead of waiting for everyone to be nice first.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  245. robert

    I think that people should just stop multi tasking while talking because you might not but other people will think it's rude

    September 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  246. robert

    when my friends are texing in the middle of a conversation i think this is rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  247. Daniel

    Well our school gave us laptops this year and last year, and last year they didnt have facebook or any social networking sites blocked last year so pretty much everybody did it. I think some of the teachers found out that students were going on it in class so we come back this year and there all the sites are blocked....what do ya know

    September 28, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  248. Isabel

    All they've got to do is make sure that the students know what they're doing, if it's good or not, or if it will effect the relationship between each other. If it is easy to be rude, it is easy to be civil.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  249. malia

    Nice is great but if everyone was nice all the time we couldnt call ourselfs humans anymore.. we would be more like robots if you ask me.. Less meanness and more happiness would be nice but lets not get crazy over it.

    September 28, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  250. Aragon

    On the texting..i dont really care cause i text while talking to friends...and they do the same and i do all that stuff so.....

    September 28, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  251. Wayne

    If i were sitting in class and a student was texting while the teacher was talking.. yes, I would find that rude. Whoever is texting couldn't possibly be paying attention to the teacher.

    Personally i don't have a cell phone and if i did have one i would not bring it to school. I go to school to learn and make friends.. not to be rude and text all day.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  252. Taylor

    I find it obnoxious when you are walking through a miniscule hallway, packed with people trying to shove you out of the way. This is not a pleasant way to show civility. To fix this, we all need to be patient walking throught the crowded hallway. We all have places we need to get to.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm |
  253. Merrie

    I think it is rude when you start to talk to someone and they immediately roll their eyes and look incredulous. Well, i had somone do that to me and it just makes my blood boil to even think about it . We can fix this by making a polite, and informative remark about what they're doing, hopefully this will reform them.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  254. Tara

    It's awfully disrespectful when people text while eating dinner with a group of people. I believe there is a time for technology and a time for personal interactions. When people text while you're talking could be considered rude, also. So, the civil thing to do would be to treat others as you would like to be treated.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  255. Riley

    I think that it is very rude when someone constantly texts during a conversation. If i wanted to watch you text, I wouldn't have started a conversation! An old friend of mine used to do that all the time. It was extremely annoying! There is more to life than texting!

    September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  256. Isaac

    I think the rudeness is just disrespecting people. Like in our school, some kids pack up before the bell rings. It was rude to do that. So I think it is just disrespectful. i just think that rude is just disrespecting someone.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:19 pm |
  257. Kasey

    Many peope might do things that others think is rude. One thing that stands out to me is when you are talking to someone and they reply to a text message. Some might think this is fine and don't even think anything of it. This could be fixed by turning your phone on silent while you are talking to someone or simply just waiting to reply to the message later.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  258. Melissa

    A friend of mine was once quite rude to me. She was texting someone while talking to me and she completely blew me off. I was telling her something important and all she did was walk away and continued her text message. Althouhgh I didn't tell her, my feelings were very hurt. I really wish people would stop doing that. Something we could do is simply put our phones away when having a conversation with someone.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  259. Kirsten

    I don't think that you should have to encourage people to be respectable, it should just be common sense, especially to a teacher or parent. 🙂

    September 28, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  260. Emily

    Have you ever got to the best part of a movie but then you can't hear it beacause others are laughing and cell phones are ringing? When I go to the movies I hate when people talk. I like to watch the movie in silence but there are always people on their are phones or talking loudly. We can all respect each other and not talk during the movie and turn cell phones off. If you realize this is rude to do, please correct your mistake and don't do it again.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  261. Kinsey :)

    People have diffrent opinions on what they think is rude, but I'm pretty sure everyone agrees that inturupting someone isn't very cival. I was once trying to tell a story when I was constantly interrupted and by the time they had got done talking I had forgotten what I was going to mention. If people would just be a little considerate and wait until someone else is done talking, this wouldn't be a problem.
    😀

    September 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  262. Brookee

    There are many ways that people can show rudeness, even if they don't realize they're doing it! The absolute worst way that someone can be rude is by cutting off another person as they're talking in a conversation. Especially if the speaker is deeply into what they're conversing! To prevent this from occuring, always wait a tiny bit before talking after someone else has just finished to be sure that they're done. you'll save yourself the time, embarrasment, & you'll notice that the conversation runs much smoother. (:

    September 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm |
  263. Olivia

    More and more people are becoming rude. We can all be rude, but when people deliberatley walk behind someone and begin saying snooty comments about that person, I feel that is unnecessary. It peeves me so much when people don't understand the concept of leaving some things left unsaid. The bottom line is that people just need to grow up and mature a little bit. the people that decide to say these negative remarks should have the same thing done to them. A person will not learn until they actually feel the same hurt that they have caused someone else.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  264. Shawna

    When people are texting or talking on their phone while others are attempting to hold a conversation with them is one of my biggest pet peeves. It may not be rude to you but seriously do you really think they are listening to what you have to say? I highly doubt it. I think everyone just needs to be more respecful to each and everyone one.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm |
  265. Joe

    Being rude is in our nature. As human beings of course none of us are perfect so why should we care about things like rudeness. As a student I will say most of us text in class but most of the time we are listening to the teacher as well. Me and my friends all text when we hang out so its not like we have a big fight about who's being rude haha.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  266. Micheal

    I frequently combat friends who text while speaking with me. I find this unbearable. The technology that should enrich our communication has made it insincere and robotic. Our society needs to reinvest in the art of communication. We need to get rid of the machines and get back to people.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  267. Haley

    from what I can tell about my tell from most of my classmates, that being rude can be counted as 'cool'. Like texting in class, or other stuff that is rude to others. As long as they can get a laugh out of they're friends, they think it alright, and that were it all goes wrong, and nice people start to realy come hard to find.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  268. Caitlin

    The other day, someonewas talking to thier friend while the teacher was telling the class what was going to be on the test. It was extremely rude and disrespectful to not only the teacher, but to the rest of the class. Even when the teacher politely asked them to stop talking; they continued to. Yo me that was just outright rudeness to do that to a teacher and to your classmates. If people payed more attention to others and stopped trying to talk over them; we could take a step towards eliminating rudeness. There are many other ways to solve the problem of rudeness in the world.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  269. Katie

    Civility is something we should all practice and try to make this world a better place. Texting while your friends are talking to you doesn't bother me as much as when people I don't know do it because I text while talking to my friends. I'm not saying its right and that everyone should do that though. That is just my opinion. If we are all nice to one another and respect each other the least but then the world would be a better place.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:24 pm |
  270. Micheal

    My brother is rude all the time, but one certian thing that he does that I find incredibly rude would be when he will text while we are eating. It is not just him, I am seeing more and more of it all the time now on. Childeren and teens are ignoring conversation at the table and texting their friends all the time now. Parents need to try and stop this, they need to make it a habbit for their childeren to stop talking or texting their friends, and talk and eat with the people at the table with them.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  271. noah

    i think that its a good idea to teach civility to kids and that good parents would teach kids to and punish them for rudeness

    September 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  272. Austyn

    I think that Rutgers should start with younger kids in middle school so they can grow up to be more respectful. Resulting, hopefully, in generations of respectful people.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  273. Ryan

    In today's society, people are becoming more and more inclined to follow their own self- interest rather how others feel. Just the other day I was out to eat with my mom and aunt. My aunt, who is very pregnant, was waiting in line with us when another man in front of us lit a cigarette. I was shocked that he would have the audacity to do this. My mother confronted him and he said that it was none of her buisness! Unbelievable!!

    September 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm |
  274. Griffin

    I think physical bullying is the worst type of bullying. I think this because you shouldn't care what other people think about you. But with physical bullying you could get seriously hurt. For example you could get something broken and be out of sports because of it. Or you might try and fight back and get expelled for it. So physical bullying is worse.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  275. jamey

    anyone who is rude kick them into detention its easier i think.
    you can tell the teacher that will teach them courtesy of the teach.
    i think its rude when people keep interupting you.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  276. Alyssa L.

    I think you could bring civil back to peoples lives by laying out the expectations before you expect them. Its only simple to be rude becuase you havent told them yourself that you expect otherwise.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:41 pm |
  277. Cameron

    Kids still what to learn but it is hard to listen when your hearing books shift

    September 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm |
  278. logan

    I think rudeness starts at home. if kids are treated wrong at home it's most likely that those kids will treat people the way they are treated at home

    September 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm |
  279. Cachanga

    Young people today are focused inward due to the internet, cell phones, my space etc.... rudenss is on the rise and what is happening at Rutgers, a focus on what Civility is about...it is very needed. Consideration of Others ...an old idea ....goes back to the Bible.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  280. Emily

    I belive that in order to stop rudeness, We must teach kids at an early age how to behave, Most rude kids are taught to be that way, even if their parents don't know it. Parenting is the cause for rudeness. To fix kids who have been raised to be rude, may be impossible.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  281. Jenna

    Texting in front of people & going on facebook in class definetely count as being RUDE. Civility is going down the drain these days because there are so many distractions & manners are disappearing fast.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  282. Olga

    People have become more rude. I don't like it when someone is texting while you are having a conversation with them. It makes it seem like they have better things to be doing then listen to you.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  283. Steve

    I agree with Olga! She has a good point.

    September 28, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  284. Mrs. Smith's Class At Walker School

    Technology is a valuable 21st Century Tool. Schools should have the most up-to-date resources available so that they are better prepared to compete in a global society.
    Our class believes that with proper guidelines, tools such as cell phones, applications, & internet could be used effectively.
    In order to “Bring Back Nice” and use civility, we think that schools could initiate a reward system for those using their devices properly- like being able to play educational games on their phones after their work is finished and consequences for those who do not. Consequences could include loss of privilege for those who do not use their tools properly.
    There is no other way around it, students are motivated by technology. So let’s all work together to “Bring Back Nice”/be civil, so we can all use our cool devices at school!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  285. Erica

    I've always been of the opinion that people should do whatever they want. Rudeness is different from person to person, and it's silly to try to establish rigid guidelines on what is and isn't rude.

    In general, I think it's best to do whatever you feel is best. If you have a problem with something someone is doing, politely ask them to stop. Demanding it of them is also rude, and doesn't solve anything. This goes for teachers, especially.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  286. Kylie

    I personally think that bringing back kindness is a great idea. But by doing that you would have to use one of those internet/phone service thingys that shut everything technology based off. But that would make all of the younger generation very angry. SO GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR GOALS(:

    September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  287. Nicole

    Being nice isn't a habit you can teach someone. People are nice becuase of the way they are raised. Leading by example is the best way to bring nice back. Everyone must realize they must treat others with respect.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  288. Andrea

    I believe civility is impossible to bring back to everyone. Civility has neve applied to every single person even throughout history. I think the only thing we can really do is be respectful ourselves. We can only control our own actions.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  289. Darren

    In my opinion there's no way to actually make someone nicer, but if enough people were to do their part to be civil it would eventually fix itself.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  290. Sierra

    Yes, these are rude but most likely it is unstoppable. The way teenagers in the world today is sad. Most don't care and will not care to change.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  291. David

    People are doing fine. Behavior adapts over time, changing what consitutes rude. The only thing that needs to change is our definition of what exactly civil is.

    If there really needs to be a difference, we should just condition people to consider what is acceptable in a different way.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  292. Elaine

    One of the reasons rudeness is present is because no one stands up to say "Hey, you shouldn't do that." People tolerate behavior like such because it's the norm to overlook it.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  293. Brittanee

    I think people should definately try and bring back civility. It would be hard to bring it back, however, because most people just dont want to change and they are selfish. That's America for you! I have no idea how to bring it back. You can only change yourself and hope for the best.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:06 pm |
  294. Edward

    Personally, rudeness is a matter of opinion and if texting in class is rude to your teacher, then it is rude. If you are talking on the phone while with a friend and he/she thinks its rude, its rude. If people really cared if someone was rude, we would have scolded them already and done something about it.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  295. Alex

    Personally, there is no way to change the way people act, people are either nice or rude depending on their experiences, and you can't change experiences they already had.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  296. Edvina

    I think that getting people to act nicer towards others is something that doesn't happen overnight. The way you act depends on the way you were raised. It's gonna take a lot of time for people to change, but it's much needed because most people don't know what respect is.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  297. Samantha

    we can bring back nice by teaching students the value of being nice to others. would students like it if in the middle of teaching a teacher just pulls out there phone and starts texting or upading there facebook status. they need to see the other side and imagine how it makes the other person feel

    September 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  298. Zakk

    I personally don't find it rude or distracting. Its just how we as teenagers have been raised, we're used to it. I don't think most will care about it because they think its distracting but maybe cause they don't want to be rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  299. Cindy

    People learn best from actual seeing "being nice" in action. If someone was to be rude and disrepsectful to another, they would feel like that's how people are supposed to treat one another. Being kind rubs off on others, and it's like a cliche, but treat others the way you want to be treated

    September 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  300. Brittany

    I don't think "nice" has really left. What I notice is a lot of people, especially teenagers, are just really self-absorbed. We think a lot about "me" "I" what "I" want, what "I" think, "I" don't want to do this, this is more important to "me". Civility, to me, means taking into consideration the other guy, and what he thinks. Instead of only considering things from your perspective and doing what makes you happy, think about the other people around you. That's how someone is civil, that's how we "bring back nice".

    September 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  301. clinton

    I think that bringing back the nice means people need to be civil to each other, even if they dont like each other. If you dont like someone, keep it to yourself! BRING BACK THE NICE!!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  302. Carrissa

    I believe that it would be difficult to get rid of rudeness because people do it without knowing how rude they can be and there is a huge spectrum of rudeness.To some people being rude is just natural to them. There is no way people can change to be nice but we can attempt to try.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  303. Didi

    I believe that in order to "bring back nice" students, and people in general need to work on being respectful. Everyone in the world has a different definition of being rude or being nice, so the best way to try and keep the peace is to just respect others.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  304. Josellin

    i think the whole nice thang need da com back cuz uhh i miss playin wit my lil homies at recess whn we be sharin toys n uh i loved staying out side ridin them bikes 🙂 so i say we all stay bein nice but we cant get crazy!!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
  305. Sullivan

    Everyone loves to be rude, it is very fun, I think so too. The truth is no one today will ever learn anything from anyone. Trying to teach someone, especially how not to be rude, is pointless and a waste of effort. Everyone is too proud of themselves and will not accept someone telling them how they should be.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  306. Kimmy

    well i think that being nice is very important to everyone and we should be nice in this beautiful wonderful world. no one should have to suffer meaness we need peace not war. so listen up y' all and be nice to your homies dont be rude like gang bangers.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:14 pm |
  307. Mykala

    I think it's rude when the teacher is talking and other people talk in the classroom when other people are trying to learn.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  308. Sullivan

    The world has gone wrong. Being rude means to attract attention, everyone loves attention. Being rude is cool and it means you're better than others. Being nice is weak and makes you vulnerable, it's wrong to day to show that in this world. Rude people aren't weak at all. They're smart and powerful and strong.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm |
  309. Paolo

    There are many definitions to civility because there are many different types of people in this world. To bring civility in society we must be able to see things in a broad array of perspectives. Each and every person is different. The things that might seem offensive to you might not be offensive to others. It all also all depends on the culture we have grown accustomed too, with that being said we can only make a rough definition of civility.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  310. Claire

    "Bringing back nice" boils down to an issue of respect. Treating people with civility shows respect. It shold not matter if the teacher is rude or if the friend is uninteresting, everyone deserves to be treated with a certain degree of respect/civility.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  311. Brianna

    I think that texting during class is not appropriate because you are trying to learn. I also think packing up before the bell is rude becuause you have time to work on homework in class or if the teacher is lecturing out of the book you need to be following along.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  312. Shelby

    I do think that people should think about what they are doing and put theirself in the other persons shoes.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  313. Hanna

    I dont think texting during class is nice because people cant pay attention when people are texting. I think people shouldnt pack up there things before class is over because it disruptes the classroom

    September 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  314. Tiarra

    hey so heres the deal we need more love and people being rude show they have no home training so you guys need to stop and open your eyes love everyone because life is short and you might be next and you dont want people to remember you as rude and ignorant ok so love peace and chicken grease

    September 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  315. Tula

    Everyone should be nice. DUHHH!!!!!!!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:19 pm |
  316. Ricky

    It's rude when your trying to help someone and they don't even give you a simple thank you...

    September 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  317. Solomon

    I think you should be able to text and go on facebook while your in class. If you cant keep up with the work and the class that is your responsibility.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  318. Kaylie

    I think it is very rude to text when you are having a conversation with someone else. Its very annoying.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  319. Allison ((:

    I thinkk, that texting or getting on facebook can be rude. It isn't disrecpectful if your paying attention then it doesn't really matter I'm not sure I can see it either we like it can be but it can't be.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  320. Chris

    Teenagers naturally do rude things without realizing it. They've been conditioned to do things instantly instead of waiting until later when they could talk face to face. They should be taught at a young age to be much more patient. They should listen to other's opinions even if they don't agree with their own ideas. Patience is key.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  321. Ali

    I think it is rude to text when someone is talking to you, but honestly I do that all the time...

    September 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  322. Tiarra

    ok heres the deal everyone needs to spread love and stop being rude because when you die you dont want to be remembered as a jerk
    love peace and chicken grease.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  323. Mercedes

    Well we got to understand the teacher wen they are talking to us but sometime we dont understand them we here blah,blah,blah i wish i could pay attention, its so hard:)

    September 28, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  324. Jordy

    Be nice. Don't be rude. You're not as important or as cool as you think you are. I am a rude person sometimes, I can't stop being rude. I have respect though.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  325. Haleigh

    It's like 'nice' doesn't even exist in the world now a days! I think it's very rude when someones trying to tell you something and you shush them over and over because your texting or on facebook. I think people are rude because it starts at school or at home. Some people need to learn to listen and pay attention in school and at home. BRING BACK THE 'NICE'!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  326. Dalton

    I think it's rude when you are trying to talk to someone around their friends and they just act like your aren't even there, just to impress their friends.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm |
  327. Kodie

    I personally think that being rude can have many definitions. I also think that you should be respectful to others while they are speaking to you or the whole class. You shouldn't be aloud or disrespectful to the people around you.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:25 pm |
  328. Jenah

    Our civilization has become uncivil because corporal punishment has stopped. Observation could prove that once it was against the law to apply corporal punishment, children grew to be rude teens and will soon be rude and uncivil adults. Want to fix the problem... bring it back.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:28 pm |
  329. corey

    Their are meny different types of rudness....For example to me rudness would be disrupting the class in anyway...It could be talkin,not being on task etc...what i think that really matters though is if they finish their work.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm |
  330. Omar

    Its just another way to escaPe the truth and dont want to Pay attention to the events that are ahPPening and MysPace,facebook,or any thing to distract them from the truth

    September 28, 2010 at 3:40 pm |
  331. mike

    i think people are trippin because if your not being rude intentionally then you cant be mad

    September 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  332. Bort

    people may be ruder now than in previous years but that may be only because people don't really care about each other as much anymore.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  333. Richard

    i think why should you care mind your own busniess
    either their not listening or not get over it
    talk to someone else!!!!

    September 28, 2010 at 3:47 pm |
  334. Reynoso

    I think that people should mind their own business but use of ipods,cell phones and internet sites during class in unnapropriate.

    September 28, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  335. Jacob

    well sheesh if its so rude dont talk to them

    September 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  336. Calie

    Well,
    It's just kind of what our generation has come to.
    Just like we have come to the Ressecion and Obese kids.
    It's something natural that comes to us, even if we don't know we are being rude.
    It may be the little things like, texting while someone is talking to you, or reading a book while the teacher is talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  337. Class

    Technology is a valuable 21st Century Tool. Schools should have the most up-to-date resources available so that they are better prepared to compete in a global society.
    Our class believes that with proper guidelines, tools such as cell phones, applications, & internet could be used effectively.
    In order to “Bring Back Nice” and use civility, we think that schools could initiate a reward system for those using their devices properly- like being able to play educational games on their phones after their work is finished and consequences for those who do not. Consequences could include loss of privilege for those who do not use their tools properly.
    There is no other way around it, students are motivated by technology. So let’s all work together to “Bring Back Nice”/be civil, so we can all use our cool devices at school!

    September 28, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  338. Caitlynn

    A way that we can bring back civility is by learning that its rude to text or be on facebook when the teacher or one of your friends is talking to you. How would you feel if one of your friends did that to you. What goes around comes around.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  339. Audrey

    It is really rude to text while the teacher or your friend is talking, and it can get you in big trouble with the school. And checking Facebook??? You shoulden't do that until you get home or are 'off time' from school work. I think it is okay if you are packing up a couple minutes before class ends, but not totally, if the teacher is still having a lesson. It is really rude and anyoying to everyone most of all the teacher because they are trying to get you to learn something and you just don't care.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  340. Parker

    I Think That Over The Years People Have Become More Rude And That They Don't Treat Others Like They Should. Bullying Is Bigger. And A Lot Of Kids Treat Their Parents Rudely And I Think That We Should Somehow Stop All The Rudeness And Be Thankful!

    September 28, 2010 at 4:30 pm |
  341. Lily

    Everybody knows how to be nice they chose to text all the time.You need to learn and get exirsize

    September 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  342. bailey

    as of over centuries people have made different ways to be rude. but our century is definitely a very rude place as people just wont stop at nothing to be nice.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  343. Nikki

    What is now considered civil or not is constantly changing, but that doesn't mean it is disappearing! People today seem just as nice as they have ever been to me.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  344. Ashley

    It is rude that people do that. Its gotten to the point were students text in class, text while your talking , ect. I think that electronics are partly to blame but there are many other things that may be the blame for.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:35 pm |
  345. Cade

    Texting and being on Facebook in class is VERY rude because you wouldn't learn anything and the teacher would be wasting there time when they are trying to teach you. I would never do that unless its at home then i could go on facebook because my parents don't HAVE to teach me stuff.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  346. Alec

    I think students should always pay attention in class no matter what. there their to learn not to text or get on facebook i think it is that Rutgers university is doing that.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  347. brennen

    I think that keeping it civil is a good thing to do. If the world is more civil we wouldn't be so bad and have some friends for once. People don't like it when you are talking to your friend on your phone. I dislike that alot like all the other people

    September 28, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  348. William

    technology was first started by picking up a rock and attaching it to a stick, and talking to anybody in the world with the click of a button wasn't even thought of. Now with modern technology we take it for granted, there isn't any big deal with that. Though when it gets to the point of texting in class, something needs to be done. With more and more kids texting in class, means more kids not paying atttention. this could lead to more failing in school. that would not be good for U.S. education.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  349. Savannah-Marie

    I believe that you should pay full attention to the person talking to you(this includes in class, packing up while the teacher is talking, or just chatting to your friends). However I think all students should be able to text during group work or whenever the teacher says it's okay to talk. Denying texting in class is like saying you can't read a book.
    Also, People should be taught to be civil to help "Bring Back Nice". Most mean kids are mean because ether they don't know how to be nice or they don't know what it's like for someone to be mean to them.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  350. Abigail

    I think it is terrible for people to be rude like that and i think there should be an END to it

    September 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  351. Meredith

    I think that it's sad how rude people are today. Once I was at a restaurant, and I said please and thank you, and the waitress said I was one of the most polite people they'd seen in a while. It's sad.

    September 28, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  352. Emma

    everyone texts they text in class, while on the phone, while doing homework, while babysitting, at birthday parties it is soooooooo rude people leave class because the bell will ring in 4 minutes, they use their phones internet during lectures, they sleep in class it is really rude to the teacher

    September 28, 2010 at 4:54 pm |
  353. Lilly

    People need to learn no phones in school... but they probably learn their lesson anyway when they aren't paying attention and fail tests and do bad in that class. Maybe we should let them learn their lesson the hard way..

    September 28, 2010 at 5:00 pm |
  354. Ellen

    The soultion to bringing back civility is a combination of treating others the way you would like to be treated and respecting authority. The students at Rutgers Universtiy are being extremely rude by texting when a teacher is lecturing. Also, the class ends when the teacher says it ends, not when the clock signals it.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  355. Kat

    I don't think it's a question of HOW we keep civility but WHO teaches people about civility. It should be the parents who teach their children of civility, not the school. Giving that job to the schools will only make parents apathetic and disconnected.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  356. Nick

    If people are getting on Facebook or text during class, not only are they hurting themselves by ruining their chance at an education, but they are also wasting the time of the teachers who spend so much time to help you succeed in school. As far as disrupting classmates goes, if you are close enough to hurt someone elses grade, dont do it, but other than that, the only person you are hurting is yourself.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  357. Annie

    Some people don't realize it but the grades that you get now are the grades that affect the rest of your life-your job, your house, and your family. Also, how are you going to get good friends? By your actions! If you want to make the most of your life, you need to respect others and be civil!

    September 28, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  358. Andrew

    Rude is any thing that disrupts the enviroment[of school].
    An example is when a student talks out or gets in trouble.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  359. Susie

    students in all class rooms need to be more civil because it's not proper to talk off hand, text in class, or interupt with out raiseing your hand. I mean the creater gave you a hand will it kill you to raise it!

    September 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  360. jakob

    I think its rude when people blame you for stuff thats out of your control

    September 28, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  361. Anonymous

    i think that this is a very good programe to do because it semmes our genration is geting very rude and snotty

    jackson

    September 28, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  362. Amber

    I think it's rude when you're talking to somebody and they're just texting away or when a teacher is talking people in class are also talking amongst themselves or doodling. I think teachers should have the students put their electronics in a box or something up in front of the room.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  363. terriona

    i think that they should treat others how they would liketo be treate especially to grownups so disrespectful and very non having maners they have to have better manns than that they were raised like dogs

    September 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  364. anna

    you cant ddo that why do it

    September 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm |
  365. terriona

    I think that is rude and their parents should have taught them to be more respectful becuase them being rude is letting their education just go in the garbage.

    September 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm |
  366. Grace

    I think that in order to bring back "nice", almost everyone in this world of ours needs to decide that nice is what they want, and work to achieve that. Otherwise, the bullies will still have the power bully, and our efforts will go without changing anything.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:00 pm |
  367. allard

    I think that rudeness is wrong because where i live and at my school their are two girls that talk when ever a teacher is talking i think that's rude also she blurts out something when someone is asked a question

    September 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm |
  368. Irina

    I think any type of none listening is rude. I doodle since it helps me concentrate, but texting is just rude like all my friends do is text even when they are chatting with me. IT'S NOT FAIR i mean i don't have a phone so i don't text. Civility is paying attention to people and not saying swears.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  369. Hannah

    So many things are rude and we all have diffferent opinions on it. some people's ideas of rude are totally different from anothers. Its also hard for some people not to be rude because they learn bad habits from friends or others that they're around who are bad influences.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  370. Madison

    e bring back nice by just being simply nice to everyone. Even if you dont like them. It'll be hard buts possible!

    September 28, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  371. Emily

    I think that people should think about something before they do it and if they would consider it rude if someone did it to them then they shouldn't do it.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:11 pm |
  372. Eric

    I think it is rude texting others on facebook because if you are texting others you won't learn anything if you are texting others.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  373. Austin

    Most rude things are when someone is on their phone when something else is going on that they are a part of. It's very rude to be a part of something and have your mind on something entirely different. People don't like others to be multitasking on their phone when their mind should be focused on something else. I think that the way to solve these problems is to inform people that their mind should be focused on one certain topic and no where else. When someone is talking, people should listen and not be doing something else.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  374. caitlin

    first you should just not let students have there cell phones on them during classes and im not saying check them when they come to class but just ask everyone to hand in there phone before class when one person does good another does good

    September 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm |
  375. Ellie

    Well, in my school, phones are only supposed to be outside in our back packs. I'm completely aware that that may be annoying, and rude, but how can we bring back nice? Should we ban phones? Or just give a quiz for all the people who took out their phones in class? I believe that the second choice should be it. If you're texting in class, it's your fault. Not anyone else's. Not nly in school, but in birthday parties, doing homework, or even at a friends, it's just rude these days.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  376. Andrew

    When someone is talking to you, should give them respect. Treat people how you want to be treated. If we can all do that the world would be a better place.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  377. Brittney

    they shouldnt have there phone during school time, and they should wait until there teacher dissmisses them then they can pack up to leave.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  378. Drew

    I think its rude to your teachers and everyone else around you if you talk out in class, pack up your books early or anything like that. Most of the schools that me and my friends go to don't even allow phones, so if the students use there phones during class I think thats the right way to go.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:36 pm |
  379. Kiem

    I think that its rude to text while your friend is talking to you, cause she/ he will feel like your not listening to them. It is also rude to go to facebook in class, because we're suppose to go to school and learn, not chat. How are we suppose to make a good grade when we're sending each other messages?

    September 28, 2010 at 6:40 pm |
  380. Mikayla

    If you were to be civil, you would be very considerate, and think about how what you are doing would affect others, and how they would feel and react to it.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  381. nick

    are society to day has plummeted to being rude in the 1700s no one dare d to be rude because america was happy, it has come to my attention that when people fail at something they take it out on a innocent person that makes the other person feel bad and because of this there has been a chain of bad behavior

    September 28, 2010 at 6:41 pm |
  382. Nina

    I think the way we should be civil is follow the rules that are given to us and break habits that cause us to break rules that shouldn't have been broken.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  383. Samantha

    When sitting in a classroom and your trying to answer a question, do you like it when other students interrupt, or talk over you? Probably not, so why would a teacher like to be talked over or interrupted. Do you like it when people are texting or on the computer when you're trying to talk to them? No, so give the same respect to your teach, professor, whatnot that you would want from anyone else. Don't text, talk, facebook, myspace during a class. It's inconsiderate and rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:43 pm |
  384. tanner

    its not good to be rude,because then people get mad,and some people have bad anger problems and might mess you up,and it would be your fault for being rude

    September 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm |
  385. Zack

    It is not right to be rude to anyone, All Customer service no matter what should always require appropriate and friendly manner.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  386. Jordan

    II think it is very disrespectful to not only teachers, but to other students in that class.They also do not set a great example for others.When they pack up early and they don't have back to back classes, very disrespectful.I will sum it up all in one word: DISRESPECT!

    September 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm |
  387. JODY

    For my school we wait and then when the teacher says ( three ups).

    September 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  388. Jenny

    People are ignorant to the fact that what they're doing is rude. Nobody can think through the consequences of everything that they say or do. Teaching people and children how to be civil today will lead to a future of more civil people.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  389. Dario

    everyone is rude once in a while, just dont be rude to those who respect you, and take time to teach you about what happends in the world and its universe. being rude in a serious way is rude but being rude and funny is funny.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:48 pm |
  390. robert

    People in class talk behind the teachers back & ignore the teacher during lectures is very rude..

    September 28, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  391. JODY

    For my school we wait until the teacher says (three ups).then we:pick up,pack up, and hush up.

    September 28, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  392. Claudia

    Civility is going downhill, at least in America. I lived in Japan for a while, and when I got back, I was shocked by our manners. Seriously, people? According to the First Amendment, you have a right to be completely rude, but would a little common courtesy kill you?

    September 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  393. seryc

    i feel that civil is a problem because when you pack your stuff up before class ends you might miss something

    September 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm |
  394. Alhowaishy

    Now a days people do not know when they are being rude. It is not always intentional. For example I do all of these things and I never knew that they was rude until watching this episode of CNN Student News.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  395. Andrea

    I think this is rude because if most people like when they have the persons attention it might be something important there going to say.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:02 pm |
  396. Mikayla

    If you were to be civil, you would be very considerate, and think about how what you are doing would affect others, and how they would feel and react to it.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  397. Mayra

    I Think It Starts Out As Your Little , Parents Should Teach Their Children How To Be Polite & Be Conciderate & Kids Should Also Take More Responsibility & Be More Mature About Whats Going On Around Them .

    September 28, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  398. Rikki

    I agree that people have become very rude, and are not as polite, or respectful anymore. It is good that people want to change that, but at this point, there is no way to change how people act and think. You telling them to be polite, or stop being rude does not have much more affect than other people telling them. In class, if the teacher tells you to stop packing up your stuff, you probably would, but mostly, people do not stop just because you told them. For instance, I have friends who constantly text while we talk; I ask them stop but they rrely do, and they just do it amother time. They might stop at that moment, but people are not willing to stop being rude and start being polite. Good job for trying though!

    September 28, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  399. Nathan

    Many people in the world are not civil i think that they dont know what good maners are because they are not taught them or nobody has told them about there bad manners i think what this school is doing because if more people have good maners and are civil then they will be that way for life and they will also teach there kids good maners and how to be civil and then there kids kids will be taught to and the next generations will be less rude and have better manners

    September 28, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  400. Sarah

    I think that if that person doesn't know they are being rude then tell them but if they do it a second time then it is very disrespectful and their mom needs to teach them a lesson!

    September 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm |
  401. Niyonika

    I think that they should tell them that it is rude over and over again. If your friend texts or dosen't pay attention to you, you should do the same thing to them so they now how it feels.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  402. Rachel

    If you're hanging out with someone, then its fine if they text, but if you're talking to them, especially if its something important, then I would expect full attention. Students shouldn't be banned from having their phones with them. There have been some situations when a phone is helpful or necessary. If students would just follow the rules and keep them off, everything would be fine. Sometimes you also need to pack up before class ends. People like me know what I'm talking about. You think you're not taking too long and then before you know it the class is empty! Getting of Facebook is class? That's just silly. And even though it is normally unseen, gum under the desk is personally deemed rude.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  403. Nichole

    I think it would be hard to stop people from being rude because some people are stuck up and think they're better than everything and everybody

    September 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  404. Camryn

    We CAN "bring back nice", but its not something one or two people can achieve. ALOT, and I mean alot of people have to be willing to be respectful. Like most things, what goes around comes around, and last time I checked, I like people being nice to me. Being "nice" means so many things from picking up a dropped pencil to donating a million dollars to charity. If we just improve the small things, like saying please and thank-you or even saying good job to someone, our world will be a MUCH friendlier place. This may also encourage bullies to change if being nice becomes common....you never know what one nice thing could do for the world.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:40 pm |
  405. kirsten

    i think that it doesn't matter what the worst case of bullying is, just that you know that when you do it, it hurts others.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  406. Kaitlyn

    Being civil means have respect for your self and for others.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  407. Yazen

    I think that if you don't really like it don't do it to them. I don't like when people talk period when i am talking or doing anything, but i don't mind them texting kinda.

    September 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm |
  408. Paulina

    that is using your phone in class rude but the packing up is not as bad because some people have far away classes and know they will be dismissed in a minuite like me.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  409. Jon

    To be civil we would have to stop bullying and have manners

    September 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  410. Savannah

    if your friends text wail you talk, why are they your friends in the first place?

    September 28, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  411. Kyra

    I don't think you should try to change people. 1.) They Are who they are its their personality we shouldn't change them. 2.) They can be who they want to be. If they want to grow up that way let them/ On the other hand, i think you should help the really bad people, like the ones who are always like that non-stop.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  412. Krystal

    I think that being rude isn't part of our fault, because the rudeness is part of us. We can't help it if we are rude, I pack up about a minute before class is dissmissed, I i don't think it is rude because you just want to get out of that class really fast. But i do think that it is rude to talk or text in front of the teacher, but we all do get a freetime so we should totally use that.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  413. Jessica

    Going to school is a students job. If they don't want to succeed in life than that's there problem. Plus the teacher is the one in charge and should take control.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm |
  414. Ally

    Between rude and civil there is a fine line. Not everything thing you do that may be rude to someone else, may just be the way you do things. I text people when I'm having conversations with other people, and they do the same thing. It's the point of being rude when you tell them to wait a second to finish a text. Also, packing your books before the bell rings, all my classes at school do that. I annoys us that the teacher makes us leave late, to us, its a sign to the teacher to let them know it's 'time to go'.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  415. Jack

    To bring back nice? Hmmm.. that's a tough question but I have solutions. For example, make sure phones are off on campuses. Letting the teacher dismiss is also a good solution. That's why we have the bell. Being rude doesn't have any real excuses. Also, you could reward the good and punish the bad.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  416. nathan

    i think you should have your phones off and just watch the teacher

    September 28, 2010 at 8:44 pm |
  417. Matthew

    Being rude is one thing that kids should know not to do. You can get on facebook when you get home from school, and text your friends when your not talking to someone else.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  418. Mireya

    i think that when people text while you talking to them or go on facebook in class or pack up before class is over they dont really know that they aer being rude so if you tell them taht they are being rude in a nice way they wont do that again.

    September 28, 2010 at 8:52 pm |
  419. Sarah

    One of the main rude things that irk me is when people dont look at me when im talking to them. most of the time, whoever im talking to gets distracted easily, and wont hear a word i said. I think the parents should try to reinforce the rule to be respectful.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  420. Bruno

    I think people these days are too close to their phones when it comes to media and updating your status. A way to stop this is to.. well there just isn't a way to stop this anymore. Technology keeps expanding and we just can't control it.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  421. sydney

    I think that would be such a great idea with how standards are set now in our time this coul really change alot.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  422. Lynita

    if there was more "human communication" and not the new modern computer type communication there would be more people aknowleging other people instead of texting or geting on facebook in class.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  423. Jacob

    It's just plain rude to disrespect the people that are helping you get a good education,which is FREE for all students in the U.S.A., by the way. We should not be rude to the people who educate us. My teachers get mad even if we pack up before class ends. In short, use it,don't abuse it.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  424. Jessica

    I think kids in upper grades, mostly high-schools are going to be instructed to turn off phones or leave them in thier locker for after school activites or clubs. All though, mostly a big part of teens in classes still text, and play with there phones. I think to the teacher's it dosn't count as rudness, more as searching the answer's across the web. I belive this edicatoinal value is importain, not to be used as a cheat on learning.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  425. Jessy

    It could be used as a common distractoin. Other kids could be taking there lead, by starting texting. I feel that phones sould be turned off, or in the students locker, for after school activities or clubs.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  426. Joseph

    Using phones during school is rude to the teacher because its like texting your fried while someone else is trying to talk to you. If people tryed to be in a nicer mood they might be a beter person instead of jerks.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  427. Lauren

    You just know when you're being rude. Try to avoid those situations.

    September 28, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  428. Meghan

    I feel that all teenagers would learn a lot from this program. They would benefit from learning new types of manners that they haven't been introduced to before. Students would learn how to my more civil, and every student will take something away from this program.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  429. brenden

    i think texting in class is not cool and it would make the student less more educated and he/she wouldent be smart at all

    September 28, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  430. Ninja

    I think texting should be allowed, but if it becomes a distraction rom the students workit can be taken away. Also they can only use while doing bellwork, not while the teacher's talking or giving a lesson.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  431. Ashwin

    Texting in class can be a bit of a disturbance, but TALKING is a big issue in America. I know because our math class gets busted for talking all the time, and our teacher always says it's "impolite"

    September 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm |
  432. Anonymous

    That stuff is rude i mean i understand the one in the class packing up early you wanna get to your next class as soon as possible but im sure your teacher will give you some time to pack up at the end of class texting while talking to somone i do but i know its rude and i dont do it as much thats rude if your texting dont talk to anybody

    September 28, 2010 at 10:35 pm |
  433. Zulu

    I say texting somone while your talking to sombody else is wrong and rude if your texting dont talk to nobody or wait till the person is done talking give your reply and then say one second please the facebook in class hurts you because not alot of people can double task and its rude to the teacher because he is trying to help you

    September 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm |
  434. Tony

    If they don't want you to go to Facebook or text in the cellphone while they are talking, they shouldn't do the same when other people are talking.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:43 pm |
  435. Matt

    I think it's rude to the teacher, and it can be very distracting to the others around them.

    September 28, 2010 at 10:48 pm |
  436. Jackson

    teachers find stuff rude a lot real easy so civil is just to do your best to do what your teachers\parents ask you

    September 28, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  437. Sarah

    in order to "bring them back to nice", we need to warn those who have been rude. like if they we're texting during class you should remind them that they could get in trouble.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  438. Lilian

    To stop people from getting on Facebook during school classes you could block Facebook from all school computers. Another thing you could do is to have the school community to go around town and to charity work as an after school activity.

    September 28, 2010 at 11:58 pm |
  439. sarah

    it very rude to text or be on facebook becausethe other person willl think your not listening to them. i mean its rude enough if you dont look at the person when they are talking to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 12:10 am |
  440. Rachel

    When kids get home, Even after homework, they have time to get on face book. Seriously guys, its not the most important thing in your life!

    September 29, 2010 at 6:27 am |
  441. Corey

    To stop rudness you have to be able to enforce the rules you have at your school.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:51 am |
  442. Branyan

    I think that to texting in class, you need to stop the parents to help out too. We have phones in our school but they have to be off and in our locker until the end of the school day. I mean I see people texting everywhere in class, birthday parties, and restruants when I'm talking to them. But I think that realy the parents should help out a lot to stop texting.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:57 am |
  443. joshua

    If you bother or hurt somebody's mine, that is being rude

    September 29, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  444. Ty

    You can bring back nicenes if you treat the students with the respect and dignuty that you would want. I also belive that if one student does something that a teacher or parent thinks is rude they should displine them by makeing them do something nice such as clean the house or class room, maybe even have to say have a good day to everyone as they leave alnog with holding the door for them.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:18 am |
  445. Eyre

    Sometimes it hard on PT days in my JROTC hour for students to get along and be respectful. Everyone wants to be the scorer and win the game for their team. But they forget at times that you can't hurt someone so they are out of the game so you can have your team win. It really urks me since we are JROTC cadets and we are to be honest and respectful to others yet we forget it on PT days. And they still don't seem to get it that being Civil to a team menber or in a game as a whole is a good way to show that you respect others and your honest.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:38 am |
  446. Anonymous

    I think that you should not talk during class or text during class why beacuse it is rude to you teachers and to the rest of you classmates so you should not tet or call during school hours.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:46 am |
  447. Kaylee

    I think going to facebook during class isn't a bad thing if you atleast pay attention. I think teachers should give you some time to text, or go on facebook during time that they aren't teaching.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:01 am |
  448. Mrs Rose's class

    We have at our school many rules to be civil. Such as no booking, no chewing gum or talking when someone else is talking. Manners are also very important in our school. We also have the six pillars at our school (Caring, responsibility, fairness, trustworthiness, citizenship, and respect).

    September 29, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  449. Kacie

    I think the way we bring back nice is by being respectful to our teachers and to our peers. That would make everyone a lot nicer.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  450. Paul

    I think its rude when somebody calls somebody a name(s), so maybe we could try and stop calling each other names, or just try to be nice i guess.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  451. Zoey

    I think we need one person to be a role model, if we have someone who is setting a good example then more people would be likely to follow what they are doing.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  452. Justin

    I think a way to stop rudeness is to ban cell phones during class. We could stop talking out loud. We could be polite while walking in the hallway. Say thank you to the teachers or cafeteria staff.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  453. cody

    i think that kids today dont have respect for others like they used to back in the day. The kids dont think that they have to listen to anyone

    September 29, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  454. Samantha

    I think that its rude when you start packing up before class is over, and txting and talking to someone, and also when your on facebook in class. I dont think you should be allowed to use facebook in a class. And it would be nice when your talking to someone, put you phone down. I cant stand when someone does that you me. Bringing back nice- people could watch there language. i know its a joke, but sometimes calling names can hurt people.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:12 am |
  455. Tyler

    Treat people the way you want to be treated

    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  456. Nicole

    I think that when someone is talking to you, you should give them eye contact, and not text when they are talking to you. I don't think students should use there cells phones during class because you aren't paying attention to the teacher. In the long run, that could hurt your education.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  457. Maggie

    I think that students need to learn that its rude to pack up when the teachers talking, and to talk when the teachers are trying to explain something.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  458. Jake

    We need to make people understand that when in public, home, or even by yourself, that there are moral standards that need to be met. People nowadays don't seem to care what anyone else thinks, and if they do, they sure don't show it.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  459. Smitty

    I think to prevent the bad stuff and the annoying stuff that happens is that we should make some rules. But, everybody does it. It is hard to make teens not do it but you could tell them that it makes them feel uncomfterbal and most people would stop and think about it the next time it happens and maybe not do it.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  460. Daylan

    We can make a better effort to be nice and respectful in our town

    September 29, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  461. Austin

    I think that we should all go to boarding school to make are school a better place and learn about how people acted back when people where nice

    September 29, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  462. Nathan

    I don't really know. You can't control other people so there's no way to make someone do something they don't want to do. There's always going to be a kid in class that doesn't care about being rude or not.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:14 am |
  463. BRYAN

    i think its rude when someone is talking during class when its something important or when you txt or go on face book during class. also i think its rude when people interrupt when you are having a conversation with someone else

    September 29, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  464. Damian

    People need to start paying attention in class more instead of talking so much and being on facebook. It's not good to get bad grades because your grades in high school affect how you do with getting into a good college and getting jobs.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  465. Jaysen

    I think that for people to be nice again we have to accept the differences in others but, it will never be completely civilized again because hatred and conflict is in man kinds nature. We can try to make things better and we'll succeed but eventually it will happen again because deep down almost everyone is just selfish.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  466. Courtney

    Some people don't realize that they are being rude. This generation is so technology wound that most, "hello's," are done on the computer. Most conversations are done through texting. So especially when kids are in class they are going to text. Kids need to realize that phones & Facebook aren't everything. Its not hard to be polite, you just need to make sure you aren't doing rude things. Just small changes would make a big difference.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  467. BrAnDoN

    I think that it is rude when you are talking to a friend about something important and they are on there cell phone and just nod and say uh huh.

    I think the only way to bring back the " Nice " is to come together as a community for a local event. To raise money for a good cause like schooling and education. Helping one another set up for booths or something will bring us together.

    Also you could bring the nice back in schools by having every one tell three things about themselves that no one has ever known before and share. Because some people may pick on you or be rude to you when all you really want is a friend or someone to talk to because life might be stressful

    September 29, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  468. cody

    i think that kids today dont have respect for others like they used to back in the day. The kids dont think that they have to listen to anyone

    September 29, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  469. Hal

    I think people need to realise that in the modern world, you need people skills. And when all you do is text all day, you dont know how to talk to people in real life. This one time i was alking to my friend and he started texting so i took the phone and spiked it on the ground, and screamed in his face, STOP TEXTING!!!!!!!!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  470. Ms. Tan

    I feel that in order to bring back "nice" we have to definitely educate not only students but the general population as well. Often times, I am out in stores, malls, movies, etc., and I notice how people are just rude to others for whatever reason. Somehow we need to utilize mass media and send out messages that suggest kind and polite acts. Maybe then others can see the behavior from a different perspective and perhaps change their own "rude" ways.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:37 am |
  471. Molly

    Being rude is when you are doing something to hurt or disrespect somebody on purpose. I don't think doing things like going on facebook in class is rude because you are not hurting anybody but yourself, unless you are being distracting.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  472. Gabrielle

    i think we should text and get on facebook in class just for we can get updates. sometimes we text because its emergency.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  473. Cesar

    More discipline in school would be vital in accomplishing that and if parents enforced good behavior during school ours and to teachers and staff

    September 29, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  474. Johnny

    Being rude is a huge sign of disrespect... we either need to stop being rude, or the consequences will make us change

    September 29, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  475. Jina

    At my school you aren't allowed to use phones in class so I think students should wait untill after class to use their phones. That way they could aviod being rude and getting in trouble.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  476. Chelsea

    I feel the only way to bring back nice is to monitor the rudeness in school. Talk to kids regularly and get the concensus about how the students feel about what is rude in school. By doing so, not only will the teachers and faculty be able to define what they feel is rude, but students will be given the opportunity to fend for themselves and eliminate rudeness on their own.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  477. Sierra

    It's rude when your talking to someone and they are texting. Also, when people are texting at dinner.

    Yes, We need to bring it back, but I'm not sure it is possible.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  478. Will

    We should start by teaching it in our schools, and hopefully that would spread throughout our family and to our friends.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  479. Camille

    I feel that people are rude because that's just what they're used to. They're used to texting in class, used to going on facebook whenever want, they don't know any different. I think that if schools worked together to correct the rudeness that's going around, it would be a lot easier than making a national crisis out of it.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:42 am |
  480. Her

    I don't think that it is rude to pack up before class is over, we have places to go and people to see. Usually what is being taught at the end of class is not too important. Being on Facebook during class is fine because if we don't learn what is to be learned for the test then it would be our own fault for failing the test, and that sure is punishment enough. (Especially when you have picky-about-grades parents.) I do really hate when friends text while talking to you tho. Because then I end up repeating my story about a thousand times and forget what I mentioned and did not mention! (Unless, of course, the friend is a great multi-tasker... Which is not a lot of my friends 😛

    September 29, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  481. Taylor

    Students need to be more respectful to their teachers and elders in general. We need to no text when someone is talking to us, we need to stop going on facebook in during class, and we need to say the to magic words; please and thank you. We need to respect our peers, elders and ourselves.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  482. Katie

    Of course we need to bring back "nice" but it won't be easy. For it to work, everyone, or almost everyone, would have to make an effort, and we seem to be developing into a culture that just doesn't care anymore. There isn't really an easy way to make people be courteous, except to be yourself (Like the golden rule they taught you in kindergarten). I hope eventually people will figure out that being disrespectful to each other all the time just isn't fun!

    September 29, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  483. Heather

    To bring back "nice" in our society I think quite a few things need to happen. One major way lies with the PARENTS. If kids aren't required to act respectfully at home, they are going to at school or in public either. People need to learn what is appropriate. Its different depending on who you're with also. Like with your friends its ok to talk in text talk, but when you're talking to your teachers of parents, or ANY adult, its differnet. Just be nice, respect the adults in your life, and things go a bit smoother. Trust me. I've learned the hard way......

    September 29, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  484. Kendall

    We do need to bring back nice. I think the best way to do this is by using the golden rule; treat others the way you wish to be treated. By doing this, you will be doing your part and making it easier for you to be treated as you wish by others.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  485. Drew

    I think that people should stop texting in school because if there more focused on their conversation then there school work they will get bad grades

    September 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  486. Hannah

    I think that facebook during class isn't a bad thing, because classes get really boring and when you're on facebook you are entertained for a minute, but I think that students should be careful that they're not on facebook the whole time, but I think it's okay some of the time. About texting I think that people shouldn't be texting while they're talking, they can wait a second to text after they're done talking, because not making eye contact with the person you're talking to is very rude, and it shows that they don't really care much about the conversation. If you bump into someone in the hall, yes excuse me, or sorry. But don't ignore it, because the person might think you're being really rude. And if someone says something to you don't just walk by, reply and make eye contact. I think that it's very important to be nice, use please and thank you, and PLEASE don't be rude to anyone.(:

    September 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  487. T

    We could probably make the world a much nicer place by actually teaching and enforcing manners both at home and at school at a young age. My parents taught me manners well, and everyone thinks that I am an exeptonally well mannered person, but i just use common courtesy .

    September 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  488. Miranda

    I believe that we can bring back niceness by simple steps. I believe these steps could be that when you such as bump into someone be polite and say sorry or even if you are not friends with someone and they are sitting alone go sit with them or invite them to be with you. Also, there is no need for spreading rumors or other hurtful things. imagine what you would feel like if that was you. Those are just some ways that you could improve niceness.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  489. Elizabeth

    I think that we need to bring nice back. I think we can do this by going on facebook and texting on your own time. Text after class go on facebook after school or during lunch. The time when a teacher is teaching you is very valuable, you will need the stuff they teach you. Why do you need to be on facebook during class theres no need to be. You can talk to your friends later or like that picture or status later, it will still be there. You only get one chance at an education make it right and make it happen. This is why I think we need to be nicer.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  490. Giselle

    Is there really a way to "bring back" being nice? WERE we ever "nice at any point in our history? there is no specific definition, and it is not in our human nature to be "nice" all the time. However, little things do make a large difference. Just saying "thank you" can brighten someone's day, and saying "sorry" can stop them from having an awful one. I do not think it is possible to have a school that is entirely nice – there is always a dark thought, or a mean comment, or even forgetting to be polite. Nothing is perfect. However, we can try as hard as we can, and get as close to perfect as we possibly can.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  491. Patience

    It might be considered rude to put away book before class is over, but sometimes it is needed for times when you have to run to a class on the other side of school or to get on a bus that leaves almost right after school.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  492. Albalawi

    Regardless of whatever is considered to be rude , to keep it civil is to be a human !!

    September 29, 2010 at 12:03 pm |
  493. Josh

    I think that being rude comes in many forms, ignoring a friend to post on Twitter, Facebook, etc. Saying mean comments about people, whether or not they are there to be there to hear it or not.
    Be nice, Be civil, Be mature,
    Bring back niceness

    September 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  494. Kaiden

    I think that people should be nice if possible. People are constantly thinking of themselves so they cannot think or be nice to anyone else. I think its rude to your teachers and everyone else around you if you talk out in class, pack up your books early or anything like that. Most of the schools that me and my friends go to don't even allow phones, so if the students use there phones during class I think thats the right way to go.

    September 29, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  495. Brianna

    I think it is terrible for people to be rude like that and i think there should be an END to it

    September 29, 2010 at 12:15 pm |
  496. Kaiden

    I think it is wrong if you are talking to them and they look like they arent even listening. I think if it is something important dont stop to text or anything. That just shows that they arent as good as a friend.

    September 29, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  497. D.J.

    as a victim of verbal bullying i think its time to stand out i believe its hurtful in many ways. way number 1 it makes you feel like you have no friends 2 it makes you cry and 3 it makes you want to tell someone but you cant because that will only make it worse how do you make it stop safely?

    September 29, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  498. colin

    i think that people are very rude and should respect their pears:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(:(

    September 29, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  499. Mrs. Clark's Class

    We think it's rude to not pay attention to the teacher, to ignore people when they are speaking to you, to talk to your friends while your teacher is talking, to blurt out answers in class, to butt in someone's conversation, to talk to someone on the phone while playing loud music, to talk with your mouth full, to correct someone's grammar while they are speaking to you, and to pass notes during class.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  500. Alexis

    I think its really rude when people are on their phones and ignore people especially when they are working and ignore customers because their on their phone when their not supposed to be. I think people should just put their phones down when their talking to someone.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:10 pm |
  501. shawn

    I think its rude when people bug you when your trying to do something important:(

    September 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm |
  502. Donovan

    i dont think that pepole r going to change becouse the human race is crule and it anoys me how meny times pepole keep trying to change it if u want pepole to change then make it a law.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  503. Tasha

    texting when you are talking to someone is rude. you get off subject and you forget what you are talking about. i hate when people talk to you and then start texting.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  504. Teresa

    My grandmother and I always have this conversation, she's never understood or seen kids so mean & rude until now. I personally think it will be really hard to bring back the niceness. Because like the saying " you can bring the horse to the water, but you can't make it drink it." that's kinda how this is, cause you can constantly tell kids to be nice to one another, but it's up to them if they will really stop being rude. It's how kids are raised now a days, no one has the time and effort to give them the attention they need. Due to how they are raised affects their attitude which leads them to being rude so you can try but you can't promise yourself thing will change.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  505. Omar

    I don't think nice as ever left, I just think sarcasm and peoples ways just take over most times, Like texting I'm not a texter myself but I think there is a time and place. Sometimes you might not always notice people in front of you in the hall way and are in a hurry and might not feel that you bump them or you know them and are messing around and other people my see you do it and classify it as rude.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  506. Brandon

    I think it's rude when your driving and you pass someone and then you're in front of them and they tailgate you the whole time.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  507. ray

    if people are being mean to u ignor them or tell a teacher

    September 29, 2010 at 1:20 pm |
  508. Abigail

    I think that it is true. The economy is getting horrable and we need each other.Plus it would definelty help a school day run better.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  509. Shawn

    I personally believe there should not be phones allowed in school. I think it is rude and disrespectful! I also think people should at least have basic manners and act appropriate. I guess I feel that way because of the way I was raised.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  510. riley

    i really dont care if someone text's while im talking to them because it doent really bother be unless the7y ont answer me because then i know they wernt listening to me at all but if they tet and then answer me or ad something to my conversation theni know they were list5ening and that they arnt ignoring me.

    September 29, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
  511. jordin

    i think it is rude to text during class but maybe if teachers didnt just stand there and go on and on for an hour straight and maybe do something fun or exciting we wouldnt text in class its not our faults the teachers are overly boring

    September 29, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  512. Melissa

    It is really rude when your talking to someone and they are doing thing other that listening to you. Being civil is surrounded all by life, so if your civil you get what you deserve.

    September 29, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  513. abbie

    i think that if your rude then your going to get no where in lifeeee ! 🙂
    and if you dont want to be disrespected thhen dont disrespected somebody else, plane as simpleeeeee 🙂 so be civil :))

    September 29, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  514. Ashlee

    I think that it's really rude when people are talking to there best friend and then they pull there phone out because there boyfriend or girlfriend is texting or calling them 24/7... it's ridiculous and completely rude!!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  515. Todd

    Rude behavior is everywhere. In class, some kids talk constantly. Maybe they don't want to learn, but I do. They are the ones who keep other people from receiving a high education, and that bothers me. If these students were shown some discipline, that might keep them quiet. Whatever it takes, its worth it.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  516. Michael?

    I think that texting while talking is very rude. When you are trying to talk to someone and they sttop listing to you and start texting is really annoying. I find it very rude, annoying, and just disrespectfull.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  517. Taylorr

    We all need to help bring back civility. Something that I think is rude, or uncivil, is when people text eachother sitting next to them. Especially, when they talk about others sitting somewhere near. Stopping that is one simple way to bring back nice! 🙂

    September 29, 2010 at 3:55 pm |
  518. Madison

    When someone is talking to you, always show respect and pay attention. After all, that is how you'd want to be treated. I think we should start making civilty a bigger issue in schools and households.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  519. Brianna

    When your friends are texting while your talking I think it's like they don't even know your there or is just not caring about what you say.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  520. Livia!

    "Pet peeves." Everyone one has them. Whether it's people reading over their shoulder, animals dressed in human clothing, etc. My biggest "pet peeve" is a habit that has been sweeping the nation; talking and texting at the same time. It's just rude! It's as if you're saying "You're not interessting enough, so i'm going to talk to someone else." One solution to this issue is to simply ask the person to stop. You can threaten to walk away if they won't quit. This simple act of civility would make a huge difference on today's "rude world."

    September 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  521. Haley

    Though some people may have every distinct views of being rude, many people don't even know what being civil means? Honestly, texting during class is breaking a rule [in my high school] so then it wouldn't just be disrespecting your peers and teacher[s], it also could earn yourself an detention. Also, I don't exactly find it being rude if someone is texting before me, unless it's a very important conversation. If you're just randomly texting your boyfriend while I'm talking to you, I find that disrespectful. My opinion could be alittle harsh just because they are alot of rude and obnoxious people in my classes and high school [whoever doesn't have those sortof people, please tell me what high school you go to so that I can transfer :)] so, I get annoyed very easily. If you're tapping your fingernails on the top of your desk, talking obsessively to your friend, popping your gum or making other loud noises, and I ask you politely to stop and you don't, I'll find you as rude.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  522. Ellen

    Rudeness is an oppinion but what is rude to some may not be rude to others it just depends on the person. I believe the rudest thing that some people do is not hold the door open. Especially when they have nothing in their hands and the person behind them is practicly falling over. I think people just need to stop running around and pay attention to their surroundings and try a simple act of kindness. The door most deffinatly will not bite you if you hold it open!!

    September 29, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  523. Emly :)

    Nowadays, people don't understand their bondaries. Comments and actions serve no other than to be rude. Classrooms are full of chaotic nonsense, and many teachers find it a struggle to control their students. Students also can be very disrespectful and rude to their teachers and peers. Loud and obnoxious behaviors from all around are tolerated, and have become the norm. We need to get back to the days when things like this were not acceptable, and regain some sense in today's generation.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  524. Abby

    Rudeness is anything you won't like your mom/dad/the principal/Obama to see you do. If they say it's wrong, it probably is. They know better than us.

    September 29, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  525. Brandon

    One thing that i think is rude is when my friends text when i am talking to them. I think that this is rude because me and my friend are trying to have a conversation, and i am trying to talk to them and then they are trying to have another conversation with another person. I'm with them and they can talk to other people later. One way to fix this is to tell them that it bothers you and you would appreciate if you don't do that. If they are your friends then they should respect your wishes!

    September 29, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  526. Frantasia

    Well, for one to me civil means to be polite or to act with common sense. Texting in class is kinda rude because if you are texting you are not focused. Some people like me if they are texting they focus on their conversation and not exactly what someone is saying. So, it's not civil, it's rude.

    September 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm |
  527. James

    Bottom line, you should respect those who speak to you, especially a teacher or proffesor who spends most of there time to teach you something that's probably important. If you were a teacher, would you like to catch half of your students on Facebook? Probably not. Plus, packing up early. Seriously? If I were a teacher, I would make sure EVERYONE is late if they're packing up early, no doubt about it. It's rude, disrespectful, and you might miss something important. Like a huge test tomorrow that's worth 90% of your grade, and you don't know to study. So you should stop with the rudeness and impatience and get with it.

    September 29, 2010 at 4:21 pm |
  528. Anonymous

    it is also rude when you back talk to older people

    September 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  529. Sarah

    If you're talking to someone, how would you feel if they just suddenly pulled out there phone and started texting? I would think that's really rude and I would immediately tell then to stop. I hate it when people act rude and/or are disruptive, especially if it's during class. Sure, different people agree that different things are rude and disturbing, but even if you think it isn't, you should think about what others think too. That's one thing that I think is rude. People who think only about themselves. A way to stop all of this rudeness and other things can simply be by think about others! How do you think they would feel if you burped in their face? How would your teacher react if she saw you jamming to your IPod? It's that simple.

    September 29, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  530. ryley

    more people need to be civil and hopefully more people will be

    September 29, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  531. Tamara

    I think its rude for a friend to text while i'm talking to them and they shouldn't be on facebook during class, because it distractes them from what they should be learning. i think teachers should have to monitor what kids are doing on computers during class. Kids should just have more respect for their teachers and fellow classmates.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:01 pm |
  532. mari

    i used to text in class and i talk alot. its rude, and disruptive. but i think it would be better if the teacher was looking more carefully. because it is a disruption when a student is texting gurring class.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  533. Ian

    This whole rudeness thing is getting a little to far I think. I do think the school should do something about it but it's not like it's possible to wipe out all the worlds civil and social problems.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  534. Ana-Paula

    I personnaly think that texting is totally rude and disrespectful. I don't hava a phone but last year when i was in sixth grade i used to borrow my friends phone and until i got caught i finnaly learned how rude i was,not only to my teacher, but all of my class mates. So to all of you who text in class just be aware that you will get caught some day and you will regret being rude.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  535. nicole

    i ❤ txting

    September 29, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  536. EJ

    I think the civility class is awsome because so many americans are rude & sometimes we go a little extreme with our rudeness.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  537. Baylee

    I think cyberbullying is the worst because more people commit suicide from cyber bullying then verbal or physical

    September 29, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  538. Carrie

    If you are packed up before class is over that is fine! You are just getting ready for class endding. Then, when someone is talking, do it quietly and pay attention. Plus everyone who sayed, " Don't pack up" i bet you all do it to. I'm not saying everyone is but i am saying that most of are!

    September 29, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  539. Jordan

    In my opinion, being rude is when you are texting someone while someone else is talking to you. We all have problems being nice sometimes but i think the best way to be nice is to give eye contact and to listen to the person talking.

    September 29, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  540. john

    i think that is rude when your freind texted when your talking to them

    September 29, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  541. Jordan

    I think its rude when kids are talking and messing around during class first of all its unfair to the teacher and second its rude to other student that are trying to learn around them!I really hope we can stop that and get everyone to try to be a little more respectful!:)

    September 29, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  542. Kristine

    To bring back civility most people would first have to realize that they are doing something rude. Other people can help by pointing out what you are doing is rude in a nice way. And eventually if you are reminded enough and you fix it you will begin to do it without having it pointed out and it will solve your whole problem.

    September 29, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  543. Ryan

    there are many forms of rudeness and they range from texting in class to not looking someone in the eyes when they are talking. the problem is so many people use social networking sites these days and they don't see the person face to face and you don't have to be polite to make an emoticon.

    September 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  544. Sumana

    I think that we should not be on Facebook,Myspace,chatting on our phones because it is disrespectful to do during the school year. I think it is better to lreave your phone at home or off it until recess, free time, or at lunch. I f the teacher is not looking at the class, you should leave your phone still turned off.

    September 29, 2010 at 6:34 pm |
  545. Sumana

    I think it is better to take responsibility for learning instead of texting, going on Facebook on our cell phones, or chatting. Imagine if you are telling the class something important. Will they just do whatever they want? Respect your teacher the way you respect your parents.

    September 29, 2010 at 6:44 pm |
  546. jade

    people shouldn't text or get on facebook during class that stuf should be done at home after doing thier homework. by doing these things your paying disrespect to your friends and not learning in class it's not that hard

    September 29, 2010 at 6:46 pm |
  547. Emily

    No matter how hard we try, rudeness is like a disease. You can stop it, you can try to prevent it, but it'll never be truely gone. But, if there really is a simple way to try and stop it, it would probably be just to speak up. To many people just stand by and let rudeness happen. If someone were to point out acts of rudeness, maybe kids would be less likely to do it more often, for fear of getting embaressed or pointed out.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm |
  548. Justin

    I think that if you are talking to someone wants to talk then they can get off there phone, and pay attention to the task at hand.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  549. Richard

    You must always pay attention to your professors and always be focused when talking to your fellow peers.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:39 pm |
  550. Gwyn

    Many people find different things rude or irritating, but if you want to tell if you are being rude ask what it would be like in someones shoes. Would you want someone texting when you are trying to have a conversation? I think that if people stop and think about how their actions affect other people. It would help bring back nice.

    September 29, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  551. Cadyn

    I think that it is definitily rude to do things like go on Facebook during class. Not only are you not listening to the teacher, but you are also hurting yourself by not paying attention to the material, which can hurt you big time the next time a test comes up!!
    However, if you surf the web during class, the time and place that you do so can factor in to weather you are being rude or not. For example, if you are finished with an assignment and are waiting for other classmates to complete their work, it may not be as rude to go on social networks during that time.
    You shouldn't while the teacher is talking though!!! 🙂

    September 29, 2010 at 7:57 pm |
  552. Tominator

    I think cyberbullying is the WORST kind of bullying because people do it and get away with it. Also people could post mean things on blogs and other people might make fun of them. 😦 😦 😦 😦

    September 29, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  553. Damon

    I thik that trying to find a way so we can define being rude and what it means, personally wont work. Everybody has different standards. and being on facebook on during class, thats just plain rude and mean everybody needs education and your being very disrespectful when you do that

    September 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  554. Bryanna

    I think its very rude and disrspectiful to be doing anything but listen to the person that is talking

    September 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  555. Kate

    It depends because some people may think everything is rude, and some other people may think nothing is rude. As I said, it depends!

    September 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  556. Alexandra

    I definitely think classes need more etiquette, especially when it comes down to chatter. Once, my class had a sub with a different accent, and kids in the classroom openly mocked her! One student even had their phone out, and was taking a video. I think kids need to learn to have respect for other people.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  557. Trystian

    that is rude because if you are talking to sombody allready its rude to talk to another person

    September 29, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  558. kaitlyn

    I think that is good idea, because some parents don't tech there child maners.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  559. Trystian

    cilvil class is good for the people that talk while they are texting

    September 29, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  560. Jack

    Who is to say what is civil and what is rude? Being civil to one person may be rude to another and vice versa.

    September 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  561. Ethan

    Some students in my social studies class 1st period are pretty rude. They will talk while the teacher is talking and I know a few people who play with IPODS during class. IPODS and other electronic things should be kept in their locker. If they get caught they should have to write sentences for the rest of class. And also, theres a good side to having phones with you. If your in the hallway and someone gets tripped, you could call the nurse or the office and then they could come and help the person that is in trouble. But for the most part they should be banned from school. I wanna try to make my school a better place for kids to learn and feel good about themselfs in a quiet environment. If I do that I think alot more kids would become smarter and more intelligent for their future life of an adult. And then we have the kid's that think their all big and bad and can beat anyone up. But what I say to that is "You may be able to beat me up but, I guarentee that i could beat you in a school involved event anyday". And thats what I think should happen. But if teachers hear kids talking about people getting in a fight then they should stop it as soon as they here it is going to happen. For example. These kids were gunna fight after school but the teachers heard them talkin about it so the teachers followed the kids arround the school at the end of the day. And when they saw the fight start to break out they stopped it immediatly. That's all I wanted to say. And by the way I love your puns!!

    September 29, 2010 at 9:25 pm |
  562. Andrew

    I think being civil is right because people get mad when your not civil. BE CIVIL!

    September 29, 2010 at 9:27 pm |
  563. Olivia

    Using good listening and respecting others is a good way to be civil. Also helping others to be a better person. Everybody knows how to be nice and what people expect from them but some just choose to ignore it and be rude.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  564. Kyra

    I don't have a phone so i never text while talking to people, but i don't think it's that bad. Most people do text while i talk to them, and when they do i don't care. as long as they still pay attention to me. You shouldn't try to change people. It's thier life. Let them live it the way they want to.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:42 pm |
  565. Mack

    I think its good that they are trying to make things civil. We need more people being happer and nicer than being mean. They should go out and teach other people too.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm |
  566. Elizabeth

    Look, you can't force people to be 'nice'. It's just not possible. You can't force anyone to do anything. Because, if you forced someone to be 'nice', that would be rude. I am all for the world becoming nice and forgetting the rudeness, but its only a dream. We as human beings are sinful by default, being 'nice' should be a goal- not a plan.

    September 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm |
  567. alicia

    I think it's rude that when a teacher is giving class to answer
    calls, speak out loud in the middle of the class interrupting
    the activity that is being done.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm |
  568. Martin

    I all 3 ways of bullying bad. Anything that is meant to harm a person physically or mentally intentionally, is considered bullying

    September 29, 2010 at 10:09 pm |
  569. Sara

    I think that you should not bother a person if they are doing so during class.That would make you seem to be uncivil but when I think of civil I think someone making a good choice for themselves without bothering anyone else,for example chew gum,but dont let others see the gum.Thats how you can be civil

    September 29, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  570. Hayden

    Texting during class, or texting while in the presence of someone else is just rude and not right. You should learn or listen to what the person has to say.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  571. Brooklyn

    Well first i think that being rude is just wrong!!! Why should you be rude when no one did anything to you! And for the Facebook thing and texting people have time to do that at home so they shouldnt be doing this during class and they know that its wrong!! PEOPLE DO THIS AT HOME!!!!:(

    September 29, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  572. Jake

    i think that kids should not pick up before class ends the teachers give u time in class to do an assingment and some students wonder why them don't get there homework done its because they dont use their time wisley

    September 29, 2010 at 11:10 pm |
  573. Britni

    People should just wait until like lunch to go on facebook. thbey shouldnt even be textin in classes because all ur learnin is the stuff people r textin u if u want to pass hight school/school then dont text or if ur see some one that the teacher know after school so they dont get in trouble. n textin when someone is talkin thats just rude n what if that did it tl u then what how will u feel.

    September 29, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  574. Ryan

    I think that you shoudn't be rude because you are trying to learn or someone is telling you something imprtant. If you are at home and talking to someone on the phone, then it would be okay because you can't look them in the eyes. PAY ATTENTION in class!!!!!

    September 29, 2010 at 11:32 pm |
  575. Balawi

    The most important thing that would bring back civilty is to get rid of the word "rude". Wouldn't be better if we use the term "inappropriate behavior" instead?
    I'm sorry to say this but I think that it is very rude to say "it's very rude",I hope I didn't sound rudy!

    September 29, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  576. Herald

    September 28th, 2010 10:11 am ET

    I think that people should not text or get on Facebook that you should not go that while when they are talking to you. Also i think that you should not text or get on Facebook or I'M or E-mail while you are in class because you could get caught but then if the teacher does not give any homework or anything I would get on then. If the teacher is giving you homework i would not get on because you could get caught then you could get your phone taken away from the teacher then you could get in to alot of trouble because you could probley be saying something bad about that teacher.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:46 am |
  577. Zachary

    Hi, when we pack up before class is over its because we want to get to our next class on time. i pack up ONE minute before class is over and i still hear our teacher talking to us.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:04 am |
  578. Bae

    well...i think that behavior is very impolite. if no one heard my opinion, how can it stand any longer?

    at least, if someone have a talk with you, is manners of the least that focus to tht man.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:10 am |
  579. Annalynne

    Texting while a friend is talking to you can be rude...I would get my feelings hurt if a friend didn't seem to pay attention to what I said. But sometimes people can be rude without even knowing it, like when they get excited and interupt someone talking. I think instead of trying to stop rudeness(that's too hard) we should try to understand and see past the rudeness. Usually, people who seem to be rude can be really nice people.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  580. Corey

    I think rudeness is not listening to the teachers. The school should make the rules right for every on. Also, hep the teachers and stundents.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:07 am |
  581. Sammy

    How in the world do you do facebook in class?

    September 30, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  582. Lindse

    I think it is rude to text when your teacher is talking or someone talk to you and you are not paying attection to that person that is trying to ask you something.. When you get home after school, you can get on facebook there and stay on longer. But you have to do your homewoork FIRST!!!

    September 30, 2010 at 10:08 am |
  583. Morgan

    I think there's a golden rule we should all follow. "Treat others the way you want to be treated." If everyone followed that rule we would be a very happy society.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  584. Will

    I think it's stupid how kids use their phones in class. you should only have them out if the teacher says so, otherwise, keep them put away.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  585. Brea

    A lot of kids get bored in class. Especially in the morning class hours, but there is no need to start talking to other students when the teacher is still talking. Definitely shouldn't be pulling out your cell phone either. Also there is no need to get your things ready five minutes before class is out the teacher may not even be done at that time. The whole getting on facebook in class issue. Facebook will still be there when you get out of class, its not going anywhere...

    September 30, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  586. Bailey

    I think its rude to anwser phone when you are in the middle of a conversation. Even if you look at your phone you still are not really listening to what a person is saying!

    September 30, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  587. Millo

    My friends text all the time, even when I am telling them a story, it's extremely "rude" and when i'm done telling them the story they are like, "what?". People today are rude, the young ones dont think so because they were raised that way. Older people think young people are rude because the olds have been raised with more respect and disipline.

    September 30, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  588. angelica

    I think to bring back nice, we have to teach our kids to be polite and to listen to anyone and everyone that is talking.

    September 30, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  589. 'Tij

    I don't think its rude if students pack their books a little early. Kids don't have much time to get from class to class.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  590. Josh I.

    If the kids are not performing up to the standards the university sets, Rutgers does not have to keep them. It is a private school after all.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  591. Austin

    The ability to keep it civil, the student must want to be respectful and be attentive during class. If the student is being rude make it noticeable because if no one ever tells that person that what they are doing is rude then that person will never know what he/she has done wrong.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:08 pm |
  592. brendan

    I would change the time school starts and ends because school starts to early and end to early, its a problem because some people hate to wake up early so I'd get a lot of students to sign petition asking the school board to change the school time from 7:50 to9:00 to help people to enjoy there school days.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  593. Saysha

    i think its rude for students to pack up when the class didn't end yet. Also when friends text while your talking to them they should be paying attention to u not their phone. Facebook is a nother thing to.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  594. chris

    I think that the teachers should continue there lesson regardless weather the students are on Facebook or txting. Because its virtually silent, and its the students job to make sure they're getting the lessons and schooling that they paid for. Shuffling papers and talking are a different story though, because it dose cause noise and your moving around a lot. Being loud or moving the other people that are trying to work really don't have a fair chance at getting a good education.

    September 30, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  595. Mariah

    I'm sooooo guilty of texting while somone is talking to me,but I think it's a great idea that Rutgers is starting a class like that. I like ALWAYSSS here people say chivalry is dead and in a way that's true because of all the technolgy and etc. People these days just don't talk to each other that much.It's usually a text or on facebook or twitter or some thing like that.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  596. Meghan

    You could be more mature about what your actions are.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  597. Chelby

    I think that we should make them say there maners in class or they don't get what they want. If they are rude to you, maybe you should send them to in school or give them a detention.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  598. Aime.

    I think its rude when people are talking to them. But if their working and need a break or are done with their work i don't think its bad.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  599. sarah

    I think having longer passing periods would make things better in school. Most people start packing up early during class because they need to get to their next class that could be on the other side of the building. If we had longer passing periods then we wont have to worry about rushing. Teachers will be able to say what they want to say and when they finish and the bell rings then students will have plenty of time to pack up and walk to their next class and maybe be able to talk to their friends or a staff member on the way.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  600. Ben

    I think that if we every body talked to their parents and grandparents and asked them how they had to behave, and what happened when they didn't when they were kids. We would realize how disrespectful we are.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  601. sonia

    I think it's a great idea to try to bring back nice and its vary rude to talking to a friend and text or being on facebook when a teachers teaching.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  602. amethyst

    I live on facebook and my cell phone, i feel as though civility is in someone elses eyes. I dont feel its rude when my friend is sitting on facebook or texting while talking to me in person but if a teacher has a problem then do not do it – it should not be that hard to follow their instructions if the teachers do not want us to then we should not do it, they should not have to ban us in class from all these things they should be able to trust us not to do it.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  603. Paige

    To change the way you are acting you need to realize what you your actions are and how they are going to effect other people. When you do something dont just think about yourself, think about everyone else.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  604. Misty

    I think that it's rude when people trip you on purpose because it's not funny and it hurts. Also some people get made fun of when they get tripped.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  605. brendon

    I think that every one should be nice. A good friend woulden't text while they are talking to you. We can bring back the nice by just every one being nice.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  606. Even

    I think that it's rude that people text when your talking to them but I kinda think it's that that people get ready before the day is up but you can't blame them they have been in school for 8 hours and they want to get home.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  607. Mackenzie

    I think it's pretty rude to text while someone is talking to you although I don't think people should take it to personally because maybe you need to think about what your saying and think about whether or not this person would really care about what you have to say.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  608. Ryan

    there are allot of cute answers to this like, "treat others the way you want to be treated" and such, but just don't interact with people that are mean to you. Its the nice people you want to be with right?

    September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  609. Jordan

    Kids know what being rude is and they know what their doing when their doing it and its intentional. If kids are repetitively being rude in class obviously they are going to get in trouble. Students should be disciplined
    for their actions, but also kids should pay more attention to what they are doing.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  610. Wyatt

    I think that people should wait until the end of class to pack up.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  611. steph

    i think its rude when people, insult me by social stereo types, because i don't like to be labeled its dumb

    September 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  612. Tiana

    I believe we should just think before we do things instead of just doing what you want not listening to the people around you.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:58 pm |
  613. Christina

    I think that you could ask them to stop texting before you start talking to them. You could ask your students to put there stuff in one spot in the classroom and have them take out what they need for that class. And you don't allow them to get there stuff until a minute or how along you want them to wait for. So they can get their stuff.

    September 30, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  614. Jake

    Pay more attention to people, don't ignore them. If your on facebook and your friend is trying to talk to you, don't ignore them, facebook isn't going anywhere. If your on facebook in class, get off, you can talk to your friends after there isn't anything that important on facebook.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm |
  615. destinee

    Pay more attention to what people are saying and doing. If there talking to you don't just look away.

    September 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  616. Morgan

    This is their choice. If they want to fail because they are not paying attention to their work then it is thier fault not ours.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:10 pm |
  617. Elizabeth

    I dont think that people relize what they are doing. People may think that it isnt rude but when it happens to them.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:22 pm |
  618. Tyler

    I think to make our world bring back "nice" is to end racisum, and bullying. That's probley one of the reasons why our rudness has gotten to this point. So mabey if we stick together we can bring nice back and lend a hand to those in need. That's how I think we can bring back "nice".

    September 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
  619. Grason

    Verbal abuse is definitely the worst type of bullying. When someone is being physically bullied, you can see the bruises, but when they are being abused verbally, it ultumately hurts them on the inside. Whom ever said," Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me," has obviously never been to middle school.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:48 pm |
  620. Sivashankari

    I think that texting someone in the middle of class is rude, because you might miss something big when testing to your friends. Like for instance you might have and upcoming test and didn't listen. I don't have a phone, but if i did i would only use it on the bus or at my house.

    September 30, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  621. kevin

    I think it is rude because if uyour in the middle of class texting you could have your phone taken away. 🙂

    September 30, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  622. Eri-Ray

    I'm pretty sure that's rude, and this is comin' from someone WITHOUT a cell phone.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  623. Ashlea

    I think this is rude because the teacher may think your trying to get out of a boring class by going to Facebook and other websites. or, trying to get the awnser to a question on a test. so i do think that is absolutely rude

    September 30, 2010 at 4:23 pm |
  624. Logan

    i like the organzation, and what they are doing because the world has been getting rude, and will keep getting rude if no one does anything about it

    September 30, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
  625. willmo

    When texting in class students show little respect to there teacher so a quick text could come out as very rude.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  626. Leo

    I think that bringing back nice might be good, although if everyone was nice then police wouldn't expect much crime and slack off and one day a bank robbery would happen, but if everyone was nice maybe more people would donate money to the homeless or other charitys and help the world.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:44 pm |
  627. cindy

    It is rude because if someone is texting to you in class you could get in trouble or your teacher could be talking to the class about what is on a test you would not be listening and you would not know what is on the test and you can get a f. thank you

    September 30, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  628. matthew

    It is rude because it is mean to be txting in class

    September 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  629. Emma

    I think people's manners and civil behavior has decreased over the years. How people act in class now is worse than ever. There are more detentions and bullying then ever and I personally think it needs to be stopped. Hopefully, our civil behavior will be restored and we can go back to having peaceful classes in school.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
  630. Leo

    I don't think that it is humanly possible to bring back nice, i don't think nice was ever really there, in ancient times people would kill for food (survival of the fittest) and over time it got worse, in ancient china the emperor...through scholars and people who knew that his ways were wrong in the great wall while it was being built. in Greece they did give more equality by making democracy but still only men could vote, in old usa white people thought that they were better because there skin was lighter so they sold people. with all these terrible acts there weren't very many (known) nice things, It's human nature to be competitive, as long as at least some people still have that instinct than nice will never be back.

    September 30, 2010 at 4:57 pm |
  631. Emma

    I know being rude is more than just interupting someone. It can be not paying attention in class, or cutting in line. Breacking rules can also be rude. For example, at my school, cell phones are allowed in school, but they have to stay in the child's locker. Sadly, every day I see at least 3-5 kids take out their cell phones to text, or show someone a picture. I think schools should definatly try better to enforce niceness.

    September 30, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  632. cindy

    i think it is rude because if you are texting during class you could get in trouble , if your texting your teacher could be saying something important , your teacher could be talking about something that might be on the test and you are not listening so you take the test and you miss them all and get an f on it and people begin to think it is cause of your teacher but really is not it is cause you were texting during the class while she was trying to help you by explaining everything on the test but instead of listening during the explanation you were texting during class so therefore it was your fault so don't be blaming the teacher. thank you very much cindy

    September 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  633. Sarah

    I think getting on facebook book is rude. Because you would not want someone texting or doing something when you are talking to them so why do it to other people. I use to be like this i would get onn facebook in class. But one day my teacher got online to she if anyone was one and she saw that i was on looked at me to see if i was looking at the board. I was not so she came to my desk and took it. So dont be rude if so you will get caught. 🙂

    September 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  634. justin

    i think it is rude because ypu might not hear something or get your phone taken away

    September 30, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  635. Andrew

    I think that texting while you're talking to someone else is rude unless it has something to do with the conversation like texting a friend to answer a question they asked you or even texting a teacher to check on an assignment. There are times when it is appropriate and times that it is not.

    September 30, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  636. Darnell

    I think its just plain rude texting or going on facebook while the teacher isteaching a lesson and so does my Geogherghy teacher...he thinks its even rude when you pack up your stuff while he is talking

    September 30, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  637. Brian

    The only way to fix rudness is to teach it at a young age. If kids learn what is rude in school and the policy is inforced, than the next generation will sucessfully overcome rudeness.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  638. Drew

    If you are packing up before class is over its wrong but at my school some teachers let you. If you text or use your phone during calss it should be taken away and someone should keep enforcing the rules

    September 30, 2010 at 6:09 pm |
  639. Grant

    Defining civility would be hard. There are many factors, and I believe the biggest is age. You shouldn't text, or use facebook during class. However, in the eyes of the students is it really rude? Most teens have grown up texting and using facebook, so rude to them may be the opposite of what it is to others.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:25 pm |
  640. Dillon

    Well, some of the older generations might think its rude but us kids are used to it and dont find it "rude"

    September 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  641. Jeremiah

    most kids think that rudeness is ok but its not just like wht happend at my school...i knew it was wrong.but i couldnt do nothing about it.

    September 30, 2010 at 6:30 pm |
  642. Kiro

    you don't.... karma has its ways of dealing with every form of negativity.
    in the end all will be put to justice in due time.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  643. Rebeca

    I think it is very rude to use your phone in the middle of class. You might miss an important lesson in class and when you need to take the test you will have to copy off of someone because you were to busy changing your status on Facebook or texting your friends

    September 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  644. megan

    i think it is so rude to text contiually when you are with your friends or family because it makes me feel like you'd rather be with and talk to that person than be with me or the family

    September 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm |
  645. Amara

    I think that when kids are on the phone while there talking to you is rude because they are not listing to you while your talking ,and what you are talking about could be very important and they wouldn't here because they think there are to busy.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:46 pm |
  646. Tamika

    I feel that its a waste of time and money to be taking a course on manners and whats nice, when your parents should have already taught you. Also, its not as if you could major in manners so there is no point in taking this class.

    September 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm |
  647. Carson

    I think we can "bring back nice" by just showing these people what they are doing and seeing how they feel if somebody texts while talking to them or any of those other things. Let's put them in the other person's shoes.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  648. Victoria

    Rudeness comes from people who just do not care. Those are the kind people who show up to class late without anything ready to learn, people who talk back to their elders because they believe its cool, and those people who think it absolutely funny to make fun of another person and have their friends join in. The only way i believe a world would be able to fix these problems would be through tough disapline. Back in the 1700's no one was rude to another, because I'm sure that they had big morals and a lot of disapline.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  649. sam

    I think that the definition of being rude is when your noy being courdious to other people around you. An examle of being rude is putting books up at the end of class while the teacher is still talking or teaching. Something i noticed around me is that there is so many rude people in this world because of the ression.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  650. Mavrick

    I think texting while someone is talking to you is rude. Your showing that you don't care what the person is saying. I don't know how we can stop this because as long as people can text and get on facebook they will be rude.

    September 30, 2010 at 8:57 pm |
  651. Sofia

    I think That Verbal Is Worser Becuase sometimes people call others words that they dont want to hear. Some People just dont have manners so we have to stop this !! Before more teens commmite suicide ! 😦

    September 30, 2010 at 8:58 pm |
  652. Taylor

    I think that texting during class or when someone is talking to you is rude because in class it could be something really important that you needed to know, for example a test answer or hint, you would miss out on that. You don't realize how rude it is until it's being done to you.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:01 pm |
  653. William

    i think its rude because you might miss something important

    September 30, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  654. Bindi

    People have different standards. What you might consider "okay" other people consider rude. Also, mood=manners. With the economy so lousy, people are finding it harder and harder to be "civil".

    September 30, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  655. Jun

    well, I think civility is people who respect each other when we talk about some personal topics, help each other when others need help and draw together and resist when we, humans, face nature disasters.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  656. Alena

    I think that it is none of the school's business whether a kid is nice, as long as they're not being mean to fellow students or elders. The rest is up to the parents. The only thing that I think the schools should do about it is not to allow anything electronic or innappropriate for school in school.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  657. Micah

    Texting While a conversation can be rude,you should say excuse me a momment, or sorry.Facebook is a whole different story,i think that is very disrespectful and rude. Your parents are paying for a adgecation,not for you to be playing on facebook all day. Texting is ok,as long as you understand the subject and you're listing i think its ok to text everyonce in a while in class.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm |
  658. Mr.Henson

    I don't like it when my students are texting is class,its very disrespectful and rude.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:58 pm |
  659. Martin

    Sometimes people know what their doing but dont intentionally mean to be rude. If a person feels that they are being rude to them, they should speak up.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:51 pm |
  660. Austria

    I think texting on your phone during class or conversation is rude because if someone is trying to tell you something important, you won't understand what they're saying because you'll be too distracted on your phone.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  661. Johny

    I think that in truth, people have become much less civilized in the past decades, and that needs to change.

    September 30, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  662. Cedric

    Being rude and being civil to me depends upon the person doing it and recieving it because many people have different difintions of the words like txting while talking to some people is normal while to others it out right rude so its best to ask the person if its ok

    September 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  663. Gavin

    I feel like people should just have a day where no technology should be used because everyone has their nose stuck in a screen whether its iPods, phones, ipads etc it's crazy

    September 30, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  664. Tyler

    Your in class to learn, its your responsibility to do what your suppose to do. Plus, why would you text someone in class? If you want to say someone why can't you just do it? I beleive its rude to the educational environment.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:19 am |
  665. Lizzie

    I believe we learn from our peers. When you're talking to your friend, and they start texting you feel left out or akward. I think you can fix this by not doing it yourself. Once you've done that, confront your friend(s) about how it makes you feel. A change starts with one person; make that one person you!

    October 1, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  666. Crystal

    People should have more respect for other people. Teach them the Golden Rule: Treat others as you would like to be treated.

    October 1, 2010 at 2:05 am |
  667. Nick

    I've been a victem of bulling allmost my entier life.Thouse people need to grow up, beacuse there just plain rude.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:29 am |
  668. Danielle

    I think the younger kids should be seperated from the older kids because the older kids have a huge influence on the little kids actions. I believe if you seperate them then the little kids will only be influenced by the teachers and then will grow up nice.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:37 am |
  669. Chris

    I believe we should have Kindness101 classes to teach kids and adults alike the importantce of being kind and polite

    October 1, 2010 at 8:10 am |
  670. Taylor

    I think people should stop making fun of others and that parents should discipline their children more. I think the oarents have a big impact on how their children act.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:50 am |
  671. Taylor

    I think parents have a big impact on how their children act.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:52 am |
  672. gabriel

    your at school to get an education not to text email or check your face book. you can do all that on the ride or walk home.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  673. Bill

    the lack of manners is getting irratating something has to be done about it. But sometimes if you are too polite it could be misconcieved as mocking. Some pop culture embrace rudeness and degregate politeness. Manners begin at home parents should step-up and teach their kids.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:25 am |
  674. Xin

    well I think it's rude to log on Facebook during class. Your teachers make a great preparation for the class. imagining that you are on facebook communicating with your friends, how rude it would be to your teachers. also you can't keep up with your teachers' words and get nothing after class.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  675. Jazmin

    I think that over the past years our society has forgotten what it really means to be polite and have manners towards other people. Using your phone and texting or getting on Facebook during class is disrespectful towards the teacher that is trying to teach you. I think that our society has changed so much that we don’t even notice anymore when our actions are considered “rude” towards someone else.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  676. Kaylee

    If kids are on facebook during class that means that there not paying atention in class. So when they have homework they wont know what to do and thats there fault.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:18 am |
  677. carrie

    I think its rude and uncivilized. I know alot of people who txt during class. Its soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Rude. Never do it.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 1, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  678. larissa

    I think its rude

    October 1, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  679. carrie

    I think you should tell them to put everything they have out into a bin. so if they do have there cell phones it will go into the bin. So they cnt txt during class.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  680. Norvia

    Not paying attention to a person that is talking to your is rude, Being on facebook during class is showing that you are not receiving the proper learning because your not paying attention. And Packing up before the teacher is finished shows that you don't really care about the class and you just want to leave.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  681. Anon

    I think to bring back the civility in this country we have to change the definition of what it is to be civil. Things are not the way they used to be and civility to us kids is not the same as what adults see as civil. i think somehow we should meet on a common ground! I'm over 9000 percent sure that would work!!!

    October 1, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  682. Dustin

    Well , I think that we should keep it real.
    Mostly by paying attention in class and doing what we need to do.
    We should really not be texting during class or getting on facebook , since , you could do that when your not in school.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:56 am |
  683. MJ

    The definition of what is rude has changed in the last few decades. Society has become ruder because things are done faster due to technology. It is easier to be rude using technology because it's not face to face and people are sarcastic. People need to be more strict; consequences need to be higher.

    October 1, 2010 at 12:06 pm |
  684. brandon and mckinnon

    Keeping it civil means to not be rude.I think we should all be cool with eachother. The best way to be civil is to be caring and kind to others. Everyone should learn from there parents to be kind. We dont get it how eveyone has to be taught over again about keeping it cool with everyone else. YO PEACE OUT!!!!!

    October 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  685. morgan

    i think kids sould just stop being mean. 😦 the kids in my class are aways mean to each other. 😦 i hope this gets bether 😦

    thank you! 🙂

    October 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm |
  686. Carl

    I think the best way to stop bullying is for the kids to actually tell some one and look for help. Then the kid who was doing the bullying needs to be severly punished.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  687. max

    well i would say texting while someones talking to you could be ok at times it just dependes on who your talking to like if my mom was talking to me i wouldnt read a text but if a friend was talking to me i would because thats nothing and on face book in class could be alright but just dont get caught and make sure you dont miss nothing important butits not really rude to me

    October 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  688. Taylor

    i get bullied myself so i know how it feels to be hurt. we should all just understand how bad it hurts to be mean to each other.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:09 pm |
  689. juzie

    we shouldnt burn the quran..that is mean and isnt bringing back nice

    October 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm |
  690. Paige

    I agree 100% that we, as people have become extremely rude in today's society. I have to admit that even I sometimes find myself texting while carrying on a conversation with a friend. We do this without realizing. I think that if we bring this to attention we can help each other "bring back nice." ... "You must be the change you wish to see in the world." -Unknown.

    October 1, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  691. Alex

    I think people should think about what they do before they do it, and maybe then other people will be happy, and they'll be nice

    October 1, 2010 at 1:49 pm |
  692. aaron

    i think that beind rude is a way of disrespect and it should be considered plane disrespectful. and im sure you dont want to be disrespected !

    October 1, 2010 at 2:25 pm |
  693. Jenny

    I thick it is so rude.

    October 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm |
  694. DANIEL

    I THINK IT IS RUDE

    October 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  695. Emily

    I think the parents should try harder to teech their kids to be nice. Most parents don't try that much. If parents just teech their kids for 10 minutes a day it would reduce the number of bullying.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:18 pm |
  696. boone

    people shuold just be nice and act like human beings.its not very hard.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm |
  697. boone

    Ido have a face book but i dont check it but every three weeks people shouldnt use it for things like break ups or bullying .

    October 1, 2010 at 3:49 pm |
  698. Baylee

    I think we need too adjust our way we you polite to others besides saying please and thank you. We need to help and be civil.

    October 1, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  699. Eri-Ray

    I think that it's not nice to do that. If your teacher says that no phones are allowed, I think you should follow that. They're not that important.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  700. Gavin

    Texting while in a class is very hard, but you are being very sneaky which is bad. Every student should pay attention is everything they learn in every class. You put your phones in a locker or a back pack while in a class. To get a great future, you must be civil, be able to learn your best, and get good grades. Texting only once a day in your class may make you fail a test or not do your homework because didn't know what you learned in that class.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  701. matthew

    I think that this kind of rudeness is part of growing up in the teenage life and pre-teen life. The most rudeness in my new middle school is talking when not suppose to and [where] I live...every one has phones and text. I play soccer as well and people on my soccer team play with their phone at practice. ..a student at my school starts rumors about other students and even teacher that is not true at all.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:31 pm |
  702. Wyatt

    In my opinion we should have more programs in our schools that teach respectful behaviors.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm |
  703. Karry

    I think people shouldn't bully any more because people suffer from it .

    October 1, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  704. Jenifer

    I think some people are rude without realizing it becasue that is how they are raised.

    October 1, 2010 at 4:45 pm |
  705. andrew

    physical bullying should be the most rude thing because it hurts

    October 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  706. Bradley

    Civility is something that each person should decide on whether or not to partake in. Other kids have suggested that civility classes be taught, if you are forced to attend a class, you will not absorb anything from it. And if people don't know they are being rude, they will most likely not sign up for any classes. Civility isn't gone, it's simply outdated. Communication standards adapt over long periods of time, it's simple fact. What used to be uncivil has now become socially acceptable.

    October 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm |
  707. Nectaria

    How do we bring back civil? That's a good question. I think that schools should do a be polite day where we have to be polite and if we aren't we have to go see the school counselor about why you can't be nice for one day

    October 1, 2010 at 5:17 pm |
  708. lauren

    I think that texting during class is rude. Why do people even need to text they can just talk. Texting just is bad grammer with how kids shortin sentences.

    October 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  709. lauren

    I think it would be great if at the beginning of each morning the class would have manner class for the first 10 min. of class each day.

    October 1, 2010 at 5:28 pm |
  710. Collin

    I think it would be a good ideafoor the school to not have a bell and if anyone staarts packing up they sould get detention.

    October 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  711. Chris

    My definition of polite-using manners-NO TXTing while talking to a friend, teacher, or parent-no sort of, yeah, kinda. they all mean I won't do the right thing, but I'm still going to slip by.

    October 1, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  712. kassywe

    we can remember the old days or remember the manners our moms taught us and stop being selfish

    October 1, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  713. Dillon

    I think that civil means that you pay attention when people are talking or you are show respect to your elders or anyone who is talking

    October 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  714. Ruth

    I think it's rude no matter what you do. You're being disrespectful and your probably not even paying to anything else but what you want to do.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  715. Kyle

    Texting during class is very rude. I mean how would you feel if you were trying to talk to someone but they are "too" busy doing something else even though they know that you're trying to talk to them.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:23 pm |
  716. Samantha

    I think texting in the middle of class is rude and it could also affect your grades.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:24 pm |
  717. Hayden

    I think that if your friend is texting while you are talking it in some cases can be alright but that's only if they can easily multy task and if they don't I would wiat for them to stop that message then I would tell them what I needed to say.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:36 pm |
  718. Hayden

    I think that if some one is texting in class they shouldn't because it destracts not only them from class but the whole class. Also you may at the end of class be ready but not always so stay quiet when you are packing up but only if the teacher isn't talking.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:45 pm |
  719. Faye

    I say we should keep school fun and simple . If we don't students will lose intrest in school and start texting ,going online EXT.

    October 1, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
  720. veronica

    i think bullying is bad why do people have to bully its like not fair

    October 1, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  721. Violeta

    It's,like so rude when someone pretty much,like does anything while you're,like talking

    October 1, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  722. Sukhjinder

    I think our generation is blowing the boundry, we should be like the last generation, respectful, i know that i dont respect that many people, butt i think we should have classes starting in kindergarden, about cicil rights, and manners,

    October 1, 2010 at 8:25 pm |
  723. Haley

    This program is a very good idea! People should understand that everyone should be treated with equal respect.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:35 pm |
  724. Alec

    I do not think that any of these things are very rude, it's just keeping 2 conversations at once with the texting, and I always pack up before leaving class, but keep out my materials that I need currently for my homework, then when the bell rings I put those materials away. I think the best way to 'bring back nice' is for the teachers and/or other people should just say bluntly, 'I don't appreciate you doing that'. Then they would probably stop. Simple and effective.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:42 pm |
  725. Jillian

    I think that is it rude when a person is texting while you are trying to talk to them, because they are so focused on what they are saying on the phone, that you know that they are not like fully listening to you making it really rude.

    October 1, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  726. normy

    21 century technology has made some people even ruder in my opinion. if and when using a cell phone don't say anything that may bring harm to other people

    October 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  727. jazmun

    i think it`s rude because if us (girls) have something wrong we have to text or call . and u know we don`t want to walk all the way to the office

    October 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  728. Jackson

    I think it is rude to do anything in class that your not supposed to do.My friend texts in class all the time he is very smart,but thats no excuse.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  729. Aly

    How I think we should 'Bring back nice' is teachers should enforce It more. Especially on the bus. The bus is the worst, with bullying, language and many rude things said.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  730. Zoe

    Well, I think that not giving respect to the person that is talking is rude.Texing is a distraction and you could miss something important for a test or such,and there is no point on getting on facebook because its not important at that time , wait facebook is for when your done your homework and not for in the middle of class! Its Down right rude to not listen to the person that's not speaking

    October 1, 2010 at 9:34 pm |
  731. Roo

    Well you can do all different kinds of things but u can just say hey stop being mean and be nice sometimes its a gift to become nice.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:38 pm |
  732. Destry

    There are always gonna be rude people who dont have manners and wont listen to what your saying whether they are texting or not. I think the trick is just to slap them before you start talking that way you will have their full attention while you talk to them.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:52 pm |
  733. Haley

    The simplest way to be civil is to think before you... do just about anything.

    October 1, 2010 at 9:55 pm |
  734. Alexa

    Years ago, when there were schoolhouses, kids wouldn't even IMAGINE talking back to the teacher, or there would be harsh punishments. Now, kids aren't as afraid. I'm not saying teachers should whip kids with rulers, or parents shoudl ground their kids for months without dinner, but I do think that they are the adults and they need to take responsibility. Kids are growing up in these conditions, they don't know any better. They need an adult figure to tell them right and wrong.

    October 1, 2010 at 10:40 pm |
  735. Hanna

    I think its just plain wrong toeven think of texting during class even if its just one single world.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  736. Kayla...

    I think when someone is texting while already talking to someone is very rude,talking in class to someone when the teacher is talking is another rude thing,texting durning class in my opinion is rude but I think if anyone is texting durning class the teacher should take there cell phone away it's fair enough, if you know your doing something wrong you have to take the consequence for your action.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:08 pm |
  737. Annie

    Many kids now are very rude without even realizing it. The best way for kids to stop being rude is for them to start being more careful of what they do and what they say.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  738. Snigdha

    I think you should teach them classes, have tutorials,maybe even an assembly every friday!You could even have community events where people talk about how to be kind....JUST DO SOMETHING!!!

    October 1, 2010 at 11:22 pm |
  739. Janna

    I personally think that cell phones shouldn’t be allowed in schools at all, because students pay more attention to the person that they are texting and not the teachers. They should wait until they can talk face to face.
    🙂

    October 1, 2010 at 11:29 pm |
  740. Lindsey

    If you are having a conversation with someone, you shouldn't be focusing on your cell phone. Clearly, these people have taken time out of their day to have a discussion with you. Don't let your addictions interfere with your relationships with others. Also, if a teacher is dedicated to their work and you decide that it's the best time to whip out your phone while they're trying to help YOU, remember how they've dedicated their days if not their lives to you. Keep it civilized.

    October 1, 2010 at 11:41 pm |
  741. richard

    i think its rude because wehn you are talking to someone and you text

    October 2, 2010 at 12:02 am |
  742. Jocelyn

    ~i think texting during class is rude because you are paying attention to the teachers and when you have a test, they are going fail. and 'packing up before class is actually over' some teachers actually tell you to pack up before the bell has rung... and to make sure that kids are not on facebook the teachers should have a everyday check to make sure their cell phones are off. okkay.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:03 am |
  743. Chapin

    I think its wrong to be txting in class. Because that is being very disrespectful of the teacher or anyone around them who is trying to learn. I also think that teachers should say something to students when they do something like that. Because not only is not paying attention in class very disrespectful it affects that persons grade. But, it also affects people who are trying to wok hard but are being distracted by that person.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:05 am |
  744. Julienne

    The most effective way to transform a way of thinking is to INSPIRE. A really talented speaker (or victim of cyber bullying) has the incredible ability to prevent this from happening again, simply through inspirational words and an honest story. Appeal to emotion is always successful.

    October 2, 2010 at 1:12 am |
  745. Kirsten

    I think the civility is good to be taught at schools it shows that you have respect for others. By showing respect for others they will show you the respect you deserve too. Teachers at ALL schools should be doing it at younger ages, as the kids grow up the know the concept of it. It's something that everyone needs to learn.

    October 2, 2010 at 9:21 am |
  746. Devin

    I think we should make a rule in school that if you text in class you lose it for a week or if again you get sent to the office

    October 2, 2010 at 9:46 am |
  747. Cane

    It really depends on the situation and of what someone thinks of what "rude" is. Also, if someone is doing something that you consider rude, they might not be trying to be rude. Maybe it has to do with the person's background or maybe there just being plain. What ever the reason is, we can't just bring nice back. It depends on the person to decide whether to respect someone or to be rude.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  748. Jessica

    I think that if kids were showed how to be nice to everyone at a young age, then the new generations to come would not be as rude as this generation and after enough time, the word would be a better place for everyone including the elderly, the kids, adults and everyone else because there would be less threats for people to exist in.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  749. Naomi

    Bringing back nice... That'll be really hard. We can try to convince people to stop being rude, but they sometimes do it on accident. If they can't help it, they may just make it worse. Plus they would say they arent being rude... and they wont even try to make it better. Some ways we can be nicer is by listening when people are talking to you. Dont disrupt people. All the obvious steps. Then when we are acting nicer at those things we can get to the harder things, those things we dont even notice we are doing 🙂

    October 2, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  750. Megan

    i know how you think most of this is rude and i agree on all of it texting in class and packing before the bell is wat i do sometimes but thats because we have one minute to leave and she is till doing a lesson an ike i said texting or being on facebook is rude and un real we can do that at our house but we really dont need to during class

    October 2, 2010 at 12:23 pm |
  751. Bethany

    Well its rude when your texting while someone is talking and when your facebooking things in class while other people are trying to learn. We just have to avoid it

    October 2, 2010 at 1:52 pm |
  752. Anne

    I think that you could teach a kid to respect others and be nice but it comes down to the kid to actually do it so if a kid thinks your nagging him/her to be nice then they might not actually do it. you have to know what each kid will think if you want to teach them to have respect. Also you should teach them at a young age becuase habits take a long time to make and a longer time to destory them

    October 2, 2010 at 2:15 pm |
  753. kierra

    I think its rude because your suppose to be getting a goood eduacation instead of being on your phones or on facebook you could when your done with school get on face book i think they should have at least one police in every classroom so they know the students are getting a good eduacation and not messing around. better eduacation means better chances getting into college 🙂

    October 2, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  754. alyssa

    I think that being rude could be defined as: if you are talking to someone and someone randomly comes up to and interupts. Also i think it could be defined as texting while someone is talking and ect.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
  755. shelly

    I think being rude is going up to someone punching and (or) calling them names for no reason!!!!!!!!!!

    October 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  756. Brandon

    People act how they act you can't change it if a person is rude. That's there fault not yours.

    October 2, 2010 at 3:41 pm |
  757. Kat

    At my school we can't have cell phones or any electronics in class not even backpacks. So this never happens at our school just maybe once in a while, I think parents/guardians should teach us this at a young age so this does not happen.

    October 2, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  758. Raven

    I believe if we tech politeness at a young age they grow up with that strength.

    October 2, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  759. Jacob

    I think the best way to "bring back civility" is to have assemblies and/or classes that emphasize Niceness. We have a no bullying policy in my school and I think being rude can be just as bad as bullying.

    October 2, 2010 at 5:16 pm |
  760. LuLu

    yes my friends always text when i try to talk to them, it is just so rude because i feel like they arent listening. I dont have a phone yet but when i get one i know that i will not do that!

    October 2, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  761. Gregory

    I think of rude as not being respuctful of the people around you. For example texting in class while the teacher is teaching the class is not being respuctful to the teacher.

    October 2, 2010 at 7:21 pm |
  762. Eli

    i think all of them are because it makes kids who are bullied everyday feel realy bad

    October 2, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  763. Paige

    I think texting in class is rude and distracting to the people naxt to you and the teacher!

    October 2, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  764. Audrey and Nicole

    My teacher last year, Mr. Pombo, is the definition of nice.

    October 2, 2010 at 10:20 pm |
  765. Mayra

    I Don't Thinkk We Can Bring Back Nice , Parents Should Start Teaching Their Children To Be Polite , Some Kids Are Rude Just To Be Rude , I Think Being Mature Has Alot To Do With It .

    October 2, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  766. Tina

    The adult should teach their kids to be polite.
    And kids should respect adults.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:55 am |
  767. Kailey

    keeping it civil is saying excuse me when you cut in front of someone at the store or thank you when you recieve something even if its the most awful thing youve ever seen Keeping it civil could make the world better off!

    October 3, 2010 at 5:27 am |
  768. Emma

    every one texts everywhere my sister texts during dance class,my brother texts during karate it's so rude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 3, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  769. Sam

    I don't think there is a permanent solution to this problem in our society. No matter what you do, everyone in the world is different in their thoughts on civility. Everyone's idea of what is acceptable and not rude varies, so its hard to make some large scale change that will make everyone nice all of a sudden. I do think however that a lot of people are brought up and raised to not be as polite as the general consensus would hope for. So i think the solution now would to be to raise our children to be nicer than we were growing up.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:41 am |
  770. Stephen

    Civility should be promoted in ways encourage it such as awards for good behavior. Perhaps more people would display civility if even Rutgers University offered scholarships for students who have shown great civility in school or in service to their communities.

    October 3, 2010 at 11:45 am |
  771. Christa

    I don't think there IS a solution. Different cultures and people have different definitions on "rude." For example, if you don't eat everything on your plate in America some people may see it as you didn't like the food they gave you and call you rude. But in China if you DO eat everything on your plate, that may ALSO be considered rude, because to them it implies that you were not satisfied by your meal and you want more. See? There isn't really a solution to this one.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:14 pm |
  772. Clarissa

    I think that using any type of technology that is not part of your conversation while other people are talking to you is very rude, because it is not giving your 100 percent to the other person. people should be more conscientious when deciding wether or not to use electronic devices.

    October 3, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  773. Jeremiah

    I thnk that interupting people when talking are really rude to others.If you would'nt do it in front of your parent why do it to your friends

    October 3, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  774. Bo

    I think it is kind of rude to pack up before the teacher tells you to because the teacher may think that everything she teaches is a pile of junk. It also may effect the student because the teacher might say something really important.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm |
  775. Caiden

    Teachers spend a lot of prepareing lessons to teach for the class. when people text or facebook during thier lesson it shows that they dont care about the teacher or how long they have worked just for you.

    October 3, 2010 at 2:36 pm |
  776. Desi

    I think that students texting or being on Facebook during class isn't only rude but in most schools it is against the rules to have your phone in hand with you.

    October 3, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  777. Meeri

    .Starting at a young age, children should be taught that not everyone is like them. They should be taught to respect other's appearances, emotions, languages/dialects/accents, belief/thinking systems, and also how to not come across as being offensive or rude. Once they are old enough to understand the concept, they should be taught to look at a situation objectively, to see whether or not what they are doing/saying may come off as offensive or rude to others. I also think that they should also be taught the importance of civility, and what a world would be like without it

    October 3, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  778. Jane

    It's not polite to be texting during class. Teachers take their time to teach you. School is a place for learning, not to socialize. Even though "phones away" is a policy, people don't follow it.

    October 3, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  779. Aubrey

    I think we should all do little things everyday that will make other people happy so they'll be nice and pass it on. I think that we all need to work at this problem if we don't want to have cannons pointing at each other in the future.

    October 3, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  780. Gerard

    I think that people should talk and try and cooperate with other people. Plus I think that people should not be shy or afraid of stangers. We could all be nice to eachother we will live in a more hospitible place.

    October 3, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  781. Natasha

    I think we should do a prep rally for it and then you can make it worth wild like we should do drawings for people that are being civilized 🙂

    October 3, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  782. John

    The way we can bring back civil is by simply, thinkng about others. I was heading somewhere with my family when I saw a man trying to push his car into the nearest gas station. I told my mom that I wanted to get out of the car and help him push. I ended up not getting out of the car. I knew I would've and should've, if it weren't for the cars around us trying to go places. It would'e made his day much better..

    October 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  783. amber

    i think it depends what kind of people are in this world. some dont really care if their rude, others are as nice as can be. but we could start posting things about being nice on billboards. or we could post on tv, since everyone watches it.

    October 3, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  784. Jacob

    Recently I have had a friend who had texted his mom during class. The teacher took the phone from him and had an expression as if it was rude to text in class. And I support the teacher for doing that. But what parent dumb enough would dare listen to there child(s) comment???

    October 3, 2010 at 7:27 pm |
  785. Maria

    When students pack up before the class ends its like the teacher might as well not say what the homework is because everyone is just packing up and you cant hear anything. Anyone could miss what the homework assignment is or anything else we should do.

    October 3, 2010 at 7:44 pm |
  786. shelby

    I think it should be a law that each year kids have to take at least one nine week period class each year on manners and respect, and people should add questions about respect to the kids FCAT or CRCT tests.

    October 3, 2010 at 8:19 pm |
  787. Torri

    I think the world has really lost what it means to be nice. No-one knows how to say "I'm sorry" or "excuse me" anymore because they are so concerned with themselves. If everyone were to do three nice deeds everyday, it would make a huge difference in the world. You never know what you could accomplish by just doing one nice thing.

    October 3, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  788. Mary

    I was playing a video game with my friend one time, and every five seconds or so she would pause the game because she got a new text. It drove me crazy!!! In my school, cell phones aren't allowed in class, and if they go off they are taken away for the rest of the day. We're supposed to keep them in our lockers, turned off. Also, every day the teachers tell us that we can't chew gum in class, in the computer lab, or the media center, but kids do it anyway.

    I think I may know why Rutgers University is doing this project, and I think it's a good idea. I'm just not 100% sure it's going to work.

    October 3, 2010 at 10:59 pm |
  789. Dylan

    Being uncivil is not against the law, there is more of an unwritten rule of being civil. Being civil is a choice and a lifestyle, you have the choice to be civil or rude.

    October 3, 2010 at 11:11 pm |
  790. Aiden

    I think it will be hard to stop rudeness, but if they were to try they should punish the student.

    October 3, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  791. Tina

    Being polite is very importent in your lives.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  792. Grant

    I don't think that being civil will go away totally. I think instead it will evolve and the standards we have will change.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  793. CJ

    I think we should limiting the amount of electronics we bring to school cause they are practically becoming a dependency to some kids and it seems they can't live without it. And when they don't have it, they go nuts!

    October 4, 2010 at 8:20 am |
  794. Patrick

    Being rude is such an easy thing to do, but is also such an easy thing to solve.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:22 am |
  795. annie

    an issue like this is to big to be solved quickly. it will take time, but if we do simple things like saying please and thank you we can at least make a start.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:24 am |
  796. LoBari

    I think the schools should force the rude students to participate in programs that will help them become more polite.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:09 pm |
  797. Katie

    i think its rude of people to not pay atttention to others anfd think of themselves. One simple solution... PUT THE PHONE UP!!! i personally don't think you are going to pass out if you don't respond to a text the second you get it and facebook, twitter, and myspace aren't so important that you have to zone out your friend to update it.

    October 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  798. Gabby

    I beleive we should have an edicate class for school. We should make sure everyone should be polite because rude is never the answer. My grandparents taught me edicate when was three. I think if everyone learns edicate at a young age, more people would be polite. You will always need to be polite in the future, and you need it now. It would be unlikely for an employer to choose an impolite person, because there is probably someone with your qualifications applying for the same job, and the only difference is they are more polite.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  799. courtney

    Kids are keeping it civil just not as much as there suppose to. Ya there are lots of things that they do wrong but that is what being a kid is all about let kids just be kids.

    October 4, 2010 at 4:15 pm |
  800. divine

    i think the defintion of rude is people who hate people for no reason .

    October 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm |
  801. Demi

    My definition of rude is people who think that people change for no reason!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  802. Megan

    I think the worst type of rudeness is someone texting while you are speaking to them. Some people might not realize it but this is as bad as if someone were to be talking on the phone to someone else while speaking to you or even talking to two people at once. On the subject of "bringing nice back" there is little to do when a child is brought up rude because it becomes part of their nature. It is up to the parents to teach their kids to be polite from a young age. But if someone is rude to you though you should call them out on it; they may not even realize they're doing it.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  803. Zach

    This happens to me and I hate it but I just don't see it changing many kids are to wrapped up in their social life than talking to other people so they ignore them it won't change.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
  804. Demetrius

    I think that people that are rude and they mean to be rude should take a little courage and say their are sorry or they should just be a little nice they should at less say that I' am not listening and just walk off.

    October 4, 2010 at 5:34 pm |
  805. Demetrius

    I think that people that are rude and they mean to be rude should take a little courage and say their are sorry or they should just be a little nice they should at less say that I' am not listening and just walk off!

    October 4, 2010 at 5:36 pm |
  806. Nicole

    All of these listed situations are extremely rude. There is plenty of time for you to text, go on facebook, or any "necessary" tasks after school or school activities or sports. The other situation of packing up your school supplies before class is let out, is also rude. That's why teachers in my school don't let you out to your next class until everyone is silent, and stops packing their things up.

    October 4, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  807. Gregory

    I think to become more "civil" we must learn what rude is and learn to be more respuctful to others and what they think is "civil".

    October 4, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  808. Jenn

    I think when people dont have their full attention on you its rude. When i talk to someone i want them to be listening and not be focused on texting. When you're in class on Facebook i think its rude, school may not be the most interesting thing in the world but you should respect your teacher, beause they are here to teach us. I think a lot of people do this everyday and dont realize it, because we see people doing it so everyone just catches on and does it too, i hate when people are rude or disrespect me.

    October 4, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  809. victoriia

    I think it is very rude to text while someone else is talking to you because you are not even paying any attention to the person who is acctuly speaking. Also I think it is happioning more and more with all of the new phones that are comming out, and the mojority of "the kids"are just so addictided.

    victoriia

    October 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  810. hunter

    i absolutely hate when my friends are texting wile im talking to them or when a teacher is talking and some kid starts talking over her and i cant hear what she is saying. but what realy gets my jucies flowing is when kids start to put there books away before the bell has rung and they dont get in trouble for it.

    October 4, 2010 at 10:00 pm |
  811. Joey

    I think we should be polite, and concerntrate on the person who we're talking with first. Doing other tings at the same time can hurt someone else's feelings, even when we say we really are listening.

    October 5, 2010 at 6:05 am |
  812. cat

    Nearly all my classes are rude but not in the way of texting. they talk lodly and make demening comments about him

    October 5, 2010 at 8:19 am |
  813. Kirsten

    TOTALLY RUDE! picking up your materials before class is over? Texting while talking to your friends? These are forms of being rude. teaching kids civility is a really good idea

    October 5, 2010 at 10:05 am |
  814. Allison

    I think all those things can be rude and it would be great if everyone was civil! The world would be a better place! I don't think that getting everyone to be civil would be completely accomplished... there is always going to be bad people in the world. But I think trying to encourage everyone to be nice is a good idea!

    October 5, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  815. kara

    i think the teachers need to put down some rules or get punishedand bring nice back in

    October 5, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  816. Isaac

    i think school advertisements should only be in the high school because the students already know and have their own opinion on ads.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:51 am |
  817. Dan

    Being civil is a good idea, it creates a good and healthy work environment, and it's just nice.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:15 am |
  818. ShAnNoN

    I think that many people have lost their manners because they simpley are never taught what is polite and what is not, and with all the different people walking around often times people don't say excuse me or take the time to smile or open a door for someone they just look out for themselves.

    October 5, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  819. keith

    text is not a problem people just need not to be doing it in class. they need to have some kind of respect i mean you dont pay attention no where you gonna end up just be civil

    October 5, 2010 at 12:49 pm |
  820. brady

    have coupons instead

    October 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm |
  821. Anna

    Texting while somone is lectureing is completely rude.
    The teachers i have will give us a moment to complete whatever we need to do 3 minutes before and after class to pack up, text parents friends or even finish the facebook posts. Ipod's are on low volume while doing class work and tests. Talking to a minimum. Otherwise our phones are taken away, our earphones are cut, and we are kicked out of the class and givien a 'zero' on work. If we have standarts but don't be so "uptight" maybe kids won't try to mess with you. show them respect for thier belongings and thier interests but set your ground.

    October 5, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  822. Tanya

    It really depends on the person. Some people do not even realize that what the have just done was rude to others. If students got a reminder of what being polite really means, it would definitely refresh our minds.

    October 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  823. Erin

    i think we can fix rude by haveing classes in schools that explanins how rude can hurt people!

    October 5, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  824. justin

    I think that the company's are just trying to take advantage of little kids at lower levels because little kids tend to beg more to there parents then the middle or high school level

    October 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  825. justin

    I think that the company's are just trying to take advantage of little kids at lower levels because little kids tend to beg more to there parents then the middle or high school level so that they can get more people to come

    October 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  826. vinny

    This would be a great idea. Some people in my school are not that nice of people. Rutgers is doing a great job by starting this program. I would like to see other schools around the country follow their footsteps.

    October 5, 2010 at 5:19 pm |
  827. Darbi

    You could set up guidelines but most likely any teenager is not going to follow these rules because they just think it is funny to fight back!

    October 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  828. William

    I think it would be ride to text while either a friend is talking to you or you are talking to a friend

    October 5, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  829. Ashton

    I think that is great that some people have realized that rudeness is increasing and i have heard a lot of negative critisism on this subject but i just say, " If you don't like it then don't take the class and don't worry about it."

    October 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm |
  830. Paolo

    the school should have passwords in their router to avoid students connecting to the internet in class or the school should confiscate their cellphones or iphones or whatever and give it to the students after school that's simple

    October 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  831. Andyy

    Any way that we can bring back civil behavior is great but if we dont we'll be going back into the stone age where the grooms drag their brides by the hair

    October 5, 2010 at 6:37 pm |
  832. ethan

    I thick kids should wait til after they are done talking to someone or after school is over, I need to learn to do that.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:28 pm |
  833. Herra

    Do teachers use our time to use their cell phones ? No they don't so why should we? They are nice enough to teach us what they know so we can have better lives when we grow up.

    October 5, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  834. mercedez

    when another student sees someone packing up, they will usually do it to. its not their fault. its just what they are used to doing. i dont think its rude when someone is texting while you are talking to them. you dont know who they are texting. it could be an emergency.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:54 pm |
  835. Msnooki

    i text all the time. no one seems to think its rude. its just what our generation is used to.

    October 5, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  836. Jessica

    I think it so rude and if you do that stuff you don't know what you are doing.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm |
  837. Jessie

    The teachers should take your phones or stuff like that before class when you walk in. That way the teachers could have everyones attention when he/she is teaching.:)

    October 5, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  838. ClarisaHope

    I personally don't see a problem with it, buissnesses advertise all over allready. I also think most element students do not read notes to parents anyways. It could help inform more parents on local buissnesses as well as bring in money.

    October 5, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  839. Parker

    Well for one thing, never text someone while you are talking to somene because it makes them feel like you're not listening even though you are. Two, Facebook in class is a big no! You could not only get in big trouble but you could miss out on something important.

    October 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |
  840. Gaby

    Texting while in a conversation with someone, and packing up before the bell rings are rude things to do. However they are small and not alot of people notice. I think the first thing to do to 'bring back nice' is to have respect for yourself. Respecting yourself comes before anything else. Then pass on the respect.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:30 am |
  841. Jimi

    I think that if people are exposed to politeness at an earlier age, people will be more polite in the future.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:31 am |
  842. Audre

    I think that yes we do text a lot when in a conversation, and that others take that as rude. i do too, even though i do it sometimes as well. facebook during class i dont think is that much of a problem, most kids really dont do that... And when they do its most likely NOT in the middle of a lecture.

    October 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  843. Tessa

    Bringing back nice can be as simple as a few people stepping up and setting the example. Especially in high school, we tend to follow trends, so let's make it a trend.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  844. Jensen

    Texting while talking to someone is rude, but I think students Facebooking during class is their own loss. At Rutgers University if that is happenning, they are wasting their own money that they spend. Bringing back "nice" is so much more than just showing respect by listening, it's about taking a step out of your comfort zone to do the right thing.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  845. Ally

    You wouldnt talk on the phone while you are hanging out with someone then why is it okay to text. Peer presure is the only thing that can help this problem

    October 6, 2010 at 1:48 pm |
  846. Sam

    If one of my friends texted someone else while I was directly talking to them, or even indirectly, I would be pretty offended. Bringing back nice is like eating soup with a butter knife: it's really difficult but it can be done. Somebody has to start being nice to everyone they see, and if enough people start doing it, it'lll be contagious and being nice should spread like wildfire.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:50 pm |
  847. Kyle

    I think that being rude is the biggest flaw with today's youth. They think only of themselves and have no consideration for others. In order to fix this, we should inform people when they are being rude, and have seminars or something along those lines to help people realize how to be polite.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  848. chad

    i think that it is fine to be texting while talking to someone as long as you pay them more attention than the text, it is simple multi-tasking, and it would be similar to walking and talking or even breathing, it requires very little extra thought to maintain both, and do we not talk to people while talking notes ie in class?

    October 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  849. Katelyn

    I think that to a certain point it is rude to do those things. Text while you are talking to someone, depending on how close you are with that person if it is a friend I would say that is fine, but if it was a boss or someone of higher rank than you i would declare that rude. While in class you should not be on Facebook or even on your cell phone at all because that could lead to cheating and that doesn't help yourself do well in the class. Packing up before class is done is fine when you have a couple minutes of free time at the end.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm |
  850. Daniel

    One would think that nice could be brought back through example, though that's unlikely to happen. Rudeness is far too rampant for nice to prevail with only a passive attempt.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  851. Conde

    Pretending to be listening to someone often works.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  852. isela

    I think that having a cilvility class is a good choice. It can teach others to be nicer to others. And people could learn fromn the kids that are taught to be civil.

    October 6, 2010 at 1:59 pm |
  853. Sara

    People are so rude because of technology! It has made us impatient. Whenever we have the urge to go on facebook, we don't have to wait until we get home to go on the computer, we can pull out our cell phone and go on it any time (and possibly while another is talking to us). This is why we see people packing up their books before class is over. With technology, everything is in the palm of our hand, literally. Texting in class is rude, yet there are s many who do it. I'm not sure if this rudeness has a chance of being stopped.

    October 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  854. Courtney

    I Think its very rude when people text others while talking to u because sometimes when your doing or supposed to be listening for inmportant directions u can some times miss hear them especally if its the end of the school year and time to take the EOGs

    October 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  855. Erik

    Texting to me seems like you can not get the little emotions and everything else. People are going to loose interest with associating with eachother if we dont do something quick. We need to get rid of texting so people can start being social with eachother again. This generations social skills is falling into a bottemless pit!

    October 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm |
  856. sewell

    I think that if we keep our selfs civil our world would be a better place like less detentions and suspentions

    October 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm |
  857. Tyler

    I don't think its rude to text well your talking to someone. Most people text wihle talking to their parents to, thats what my brother usally does.

    October 6, 2010 at 3:58 pm |
  858. Bryce

    I'll tell you what. We need to get used to it cause it is a way of life now and we got to exept it for what it is. Things change in this world so we need to change with it

    October 6, 2010 at 3:59 pm |
  859. Laural

    I think that if your good at texting its ok but if you really arent maybe you shouldnt. Texting while trying to learn something is way wrong dont get my wrong i could do it but right now we really need to pay attention.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  860. Rlyn

    i think it better to teach students the right conduct and teach them how to react or answer something properly...
    especialy to all elementery students because the needed to be disiplined befor anyone else.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:01 pm |
  861. jare

    i think it is impolite. i think it should be bad to text while talking to someone. its just not right.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  862. Elizabeth

    I think more people should be more nice during a classroom , and in public . I Think its rude to be texting / being on facebook or on myspace in class while theres someone teaching a class . i Also think we should be more Civil And pick up trash when you see someone throwing it on the ground .

    October 6, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  863. Sunshine

    I have to admit that I have sadly packed up before class was over. For me it's just a bad habit not that makes it ok. I do know people who will text like crazy when you'r trying to talk to them. I say in this case manner class maybe in needed in order to fix the problem.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  864. Lindsey

    I think you should listen to whoever is talking to you and when you hear the beep on your phone you should say excuse me i need to take this or wait till your done talking. I think when you text while someone is talking or your on facebook during class it just seems really disrespectful. I think we should spend more time with our friends or learning before we text someone.

    October 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  865. Dominic

    I think it is important for people to remember that class is not over and not to pack up before it ends

    October 6, 2010 at 4:09 pm |
  866. Lexi

    The kids at my school always have Bighorn Attitude. Bighorn Attitude is 1 Give a 100% each day+2 Try your hardest=3 Make your School a better place

    October 6, 2010 at 4:13 pm |
  867. Zaon

    I sort of agree with what they are doing all except packing up early. Packing up early to me is just a way to be less late for the next class. For example I don't pack up early i pack up after class is over but then im rushing through the hallways to get to my next destination in time.

    October 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  868. MaDdie

    well alot of people in my class always pack up early before class ends and it doesnt seem to bug anybody but if somebody opens their binder during reading or a test then I get really angry.

    October 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm |
  869. Rodney

    teachers shouldnt allow cellphones in their class

    October 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  870. Derreck

    If you text in class, it is a very rude thing to do. To stop this, you can turn off your phone and put it in your bag. Plus, the consequences of texting might be missing something important the teacher is saying, having detention, or losing privelages to your phone.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
  871. Olivia

    Civility isn't a word most people here very often. Right now, gangs, peace signs, and drugs are in, and civility has been WAYY out. I don't ever think civility will ever come back in.

    October 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm |
  872. vernon

    i think that us students should have an cell phone time to talk to our friends or to see whats happening to family.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  873. josh

    it would be good beacuse it would be free advertising for the stores and sponsers for the school.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm |
  874. Addie

    I makes you feel like they aren't listening to you and make you fell worthless inside...like they have someone better to talk to other than you!

    October 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  875. Noah

    i think that a lot of students pack up before class but don't mean to be rude. i have done this before...and so does lots of other kids and now i am starting to realize how rude it is. also the teachers should be very aware of the kids and if they werent looking up.

    October 7, 2010 at 7:27 am |
  876. Tess

    I think one of the biggest problems in our society is the fact that most parents don't care or pretend not to notice if the children are being rude or ignoring them. I know that if I ever tried to talk back to my parents, I wouldn't get away with it. I think that all the advances in technology are part of the problem. It's getting easier and easier to communicate with someone without talking to them.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  877. Jimmy

    The only way to stop rudeness is to let the person know that they are being rude. If they continue, you should be rude back. Then you will be even.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  878. Miiuh

    When students text or facebook in class, the teacher automatically takes away the phone and they get detention. Students should be listening to their teacher but sometimes they are bored but that still doesn't make it right. Also with the issue of packing up before class is over, that really bugs me! If the teacher is talking you should be listening. No excuses.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  879. Jennifer

    I think that teachers could talk more to the students about civilization and what to do in class and other places to make a "nicer" world. But not only teachers, students should take part in this as well and try the things they've learned about being civil.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  880. Stuart

    there are a lot of things that are ok like getting ready to go to your next class but there are also bed things like whispering dutring a test that gets on peoples nerves

    October 7, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  881. Ashtyn

    I personality think that all of those things are rude. People are constantly thinking of themselves and don’t think of other peoples feelings, I think its disrespectful and hurtful to the people that you are doing that to.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  882. Terebithia

    I think that many people don't mean to be rude, but are rude without even noticing it. Some ways to become civil are: look at the person who is talking, don't pay attention to anything else and just listen to what the speaker is saying, don't have anything in your hands/ don't play with anything in your hands, and have all of your attention on the speaker. These are some ways to become civil.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:25 am |
  883. Ashley

    I think it's really rude when you're in class and you take out your phone while the teacher is talking. But I don't think that packing up early is rude because students just don't want to be late for their next class, and it doesn't seem to bug the teachers.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  884. Haswa

    I think it is rude and distacting to the other people in class and it is not polite. It is also not a thing you should be doing because you should be focused on the asignment you are doing in class.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  885. CC

    I think that if students arnt allowed to use cell phones in class neither should teachers, what makes them so speacil that they can text in class when students cant . If they think that it is disrespectful when we text in class then why do they text in classs, i belive that that is just as disrespectful when they text in class. I also belive that it its hipocritcal to tell students not to text in class and them they go pick up their phone and text.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  886. Ulanie

    I think that talking or texing in class is rude because education is more important than answering a text on your cell phone like seriously how important can it be that you cant wait till passing time, lunch or after school to answer back to them.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:33 am |
  887. Iglesias

    I believe how you talk to someone and what you do is your choice, if someone is texting while talking, but is paying attention and contributing to the conversation then that is fine. As for Facebooking in class; that must mostly be because the teacher is not putting enough effort into teaching the students. Finally packing up before class is over, well some people might have a far away class and can't afford to use time to pack right when class ends. To bring back bring back nice we must first consider the other people before being so quick to get angry at their actions ourselves.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:34 am |
  888. Pedro

    Kids in this day and age do have fewer manners than what they once had, but that can be blamed on the parent or the community. Either way kids need to be more polite.

    October 7, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  889. Oibaf

    Teachers should allow the student’s time to clean up before class is over. Students shouldn't be on the computer during class or on facebook they should be doing the assignment. Students should respect teachers more so that teachers respect students more.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm |
  890. celestrial

    I think it is really rude to pack up your stuff when your teacher is giving a instructions. I think they should not let kids bring cell phones to school because they just distract you. I hope that they will be more civil.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:34 pm |
  891. Brad

    I believe that there should not be any classes for being polite or for courtesy unless you are in college. I believe this because in our state we do not spend much on education. so it would waste the money that we could be using on other more important classes.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  892. ASHTON

    Alot of teachers in collage mainly dont really care if you have your cellphone or an facebook in class because everyone dose it so they just dont care. And now that is what we all use for reports or to get anwsers is the internet.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  893. BAILY

    I think it is a good idea because it could help parents and the schools themselves. At the same time I thing it is a bad idea because parents might take it wrong. The parents might take it the wrong way by thinking that the schools are money hungry

    October 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  894. colton

    I think that teachers should let cell phones in the class room. Because if the student doesn't pay attention during class then it's the students fault. And texting on the phone while you are talking to somebody is not rude because as long you as you are responding back to the person your talking to.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm |
  895. Leandra

    I think that texting while someone’s in class is just pain rude, and its rude even if you aren't in class and someone’s talking to you. Although it might be annoying to some teachers to pack up I sometimes wish that the teachers would give us like a minute or two to pack up because then we might be tardy to are next class. I really think that teachers should just ban phones from schools.

    October 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm |
  896. teresa

    i think kids now a days don't realize what their doing. theey're used to texting all the time, they don't realize it's rude to anyone .

    October 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  897. heahter

    if you think about it, it is not really that rude. people have a right to do that.

    October 7, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  898. Jessica

    How to bring back nice.................. One.... CARE!!!! Two.....CARE!!!! hold on! I typed that already! Well we should all care, because we all are made in god's image and god loves us. Like the song Rainbow by hillsongs says, God made you who you are. He loves you just the way you are.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  899. Hanna

    I think we can try this to get more people to be nice everywhere. It is acting nice.... No not real acting. We want it to be real.... not fake. So schools should tell them to try to be nicer.

    October 7, 2010 at 4:40 pm |
  900. austin

    when your friend is texting well you are talking to them i think it is like they are not even listening to you. i think its like they donnt even care what you are saying.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:08 pm |
  901. Cassidy

    When friends are talking to me I don't like it at all when they start texting. I think it is very rude and that they shouldn't do it, espically if they text over a long period of time.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:11 pm |
  902. Mollie

    I think if you're talking to a friend, then you get a text, you should say hold on a minute then call the person who texted you and say "I can't talk right now, call you back". it's rude to talk and text at the same time.
    Plus you wouldn't hear what they said and they could be like "Right?" then what would say? "Sorry I was texting someone while you were talking and I didn't hear you"???? There goes that friendship!!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  903. Mollie

    You shouldn't do things during class because you could be on facebook then you get caught you get detention. or the teacher goes "we'll have a test on this tommorrow" tommorrow comes and you get the "oh know, i should of listened during class instead of going on facebook" kind of grade. if you mom's like mine, you'll definetely regret this. she will yell and yell and YELL

    October 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm |
  904. Andrea

    It definitely hurts when your friends ignore you. It might also hurt a teachers feelings when a student packs up before the teacher is finished with what they are saying. I think whats rude to some people might not always be so rude to others. It probably just depends on the type of person you are.

    October 7, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  905. Mollie

    People should definetly teach kids not to be rude because it could hurt the person they were rude to plus it embarrass or give trouble to the rude person.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  906. Gary

    You can't really have two conversations at the same time because your only paying attention to one of them. Its definately rude.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  907. Shope

    Being rude isn't really something you can fix, it just depends on the person. If someone is being rude, that's their problem. They have to fix it.

    October 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  908. Anna

    YOu what we should do..... we should start telling them that they shouldn't have their phones out or don't pack until the teachers say to because they don't realize it so if you don't tell them they'll just keep on doing it!!!

    October 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm |
  909. A.J.

    Students should always give full attention while talking to friends. It can make kids feel neglected and that's really uncool

    October 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  910. A.J.

    an education is a lot more important than facebook so if you want a good job you should put it away. Its rude to your teacher and YOUSELF

    October 7, 2010 at 9:00 pm |
  911. Ariel

    I think is rude to text when somebody is talking to you. If you where texting for something important like work it will be ok. I mostly never text cause I never take my phone with me.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:47 am |
  912. Jordan

    i think being rude is like being lazy. like not wanting to do work. maybe people who are rude should think how bad it is.=)

    October 8, 2010 at 9:51 am |
  913. leybis

    i would make sher if there cellphones are turned off, or if i were the teacher i would do fun activities

    October 8, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  914. Tatyana

    I think its also rude when you r texting or talking to somebody when you know thst somebody is talking to you!:p Thats not cool!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  915. felipe

    i think that people should not text or get on Facebook that you should not go that while when they are talking to you. Also i think that you should not text or get on Facebook or I'M or E-mail while you are in class because you could get caught but then if the teacher does not give any homework or anything I would get on then. If the teacher is giving you homework i would not get on because you could get caught then you could get your phone taken away from the teacher then you could get in to alot of trouble because you could probley be saying something bad about that teacher. think if you're talking to a friend, then you get a text, you should say hold on a minute then call the person who texted you and say "I can't talk right now, call you back". it's rude to talk and text at the same time.
    Plus you wouldn't hear what they said and they could be like "Right?" then what would say? "Sorry I was texting someone while you were talking and I didn't hear you"???? There goes that friendship!!!!

    October 8, 2010 at 9:55 am |
  916. Antonio

    Having two conversations is very rude because you would pay attention to one more than the other so yes it its very rude.

    October 8, 2010 at 9:57 am |
  917. Gabriela

    I think that a way of keeping things civil should be taught at a younger age. Once people grow up they are not going to want to listen to their parents anymore. Packing up before its time to leave, i dont think that's rude because it's just being prepared for the next thing to do.
    Don't people get that?

    October 8, 2010 at 9:58 am |
  918. Dilara

    oh wow........ i think textin or going on facebook during class its bad. but class can get boring at time so yeah if that person gets caught thats there falt. i think its just rude

    October 8, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  919. Alexi

    I think that it is rude, because is someone is talking to someone first then they like turn around and start talking to someone else. I think that is rude. Some people may think that its not rude if you do it but if that person is the one that its happening to then yeah it would be rude to you. Everyone once had to do it in their life.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  920. cristal

    i think that its is really rude that you use you phone to go on facebook you won't learn noting and you will fell a grade.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  921. Ever

    you can try to fix rudeness by at least listening to someone when they talk dont just text while someone is talking to cause that would be rude so people out there try not to be rude and justbe mature.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:06 am |
  922. Daniela

    i think its wrong that you have to pay $400. i think is should a least be $35 and it is not even 45 mins from your house. So yes its mess up what happen if you dont have the money??

    October 8, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  923. Jordy

    i think is a rude to use your phone when you are in class

    October 8, 2010 at 10:12 am |
  924. Naseer

    I dont think that people should be texting in class or be on facebook because the teacher could be saying something importent and you would miss it when i was caught texting in class i got my phone taken away and i had to beg to get my phone back but if the students pack up before class i think that the teachers should be fine with it so that then they wouldnt be late for their next class like gym when i was late to gym i had to do ten push along with everyone else who was late

    October 8, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  925. Paolo

    Always stay focused on the road never talk on the phone at the sane time unless you are using a bluetooth or anyrhing else. I think its rude to talk on phone unless you use bluetooths because you can get a ticket, go to jail or get severly hurt when you crash into another. Never talk on the phone while driving it's rude.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:34 am |
  926. Fiala

    All people do now a days is ignore people trying to be polite. Not a lot of people say hiut to me till I say hi first and I don't get it. I take that as sort of ignoring me. People say we've gotten more civil but I say not.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:35 am |
  927. Alex

    i dont think its bad to text in frount of people but it it depends on the person.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:28 am |
  928. Kate

    I think this is very rude, even though facebook myspace and twitter are very big i still think it is wrong to tweet or post on your wall during class.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:14 pm |
  929. Cesar

    I think this is a good way to spread less rudeness. I mean I see many
    examples of rudeness in this generation.So in my oponion I think this is a great idea to spread kindness.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm |
  930. saydi

    I don't think is rude that when you're packing up before the class is over... and I think talking to someone while texting is rude, because it means they don't care what you're saying...It's totally rude....

    October 8, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  931. Loc

    Right cesar !! Rudeness rudeness rudeness!! I think it would be better if students were more respectful.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  932. Sean

    Older adults shouldnt be rude because they had their time to be rude now its over.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  933. Tyrus

    i think there is a way to fix rudeness its called military school or reform school because rudeness doesnt just go away in a snap of a finger.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:34 pm |
  934. Shannyea

    i dont think that it is rude when a person packs up befor class ends

    October 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm |
  935. james

    Texting while talking is okay if your a multi-tasker. Being on facebook during class is not allowed. Packing up before class is over is okay with me.

    October 8, 2010 at 1:40 pm |
  936. Jinoh

    I disagree with this whole idea of stopping "rudeness" in the first place. In my opinion, rudeness is part of human nature and as you all know, human nature is not something easily changed. For example, you still see many people being greedy, bragging, criticizing, etc.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  937. hannah

    I think its rude to text or facebook when something you should be listening to what is going on. But if you want to fail school go right ahead.

    October 8, 2010 at 5:42 pm |
  938. Ti

    I think parents should teach their kids to be nice and have manners. Who do we watch and learn from when we are growing up? Our parents. We learn by example!

    October 8, 2010 at 6:27 pm |
  939. Wayne

    It all depends on what the other person is comfortable with. If you do something "rude" and they don't mind, it isn't necessarily "rude".

    October 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  940. Joseph

    I understand that facebook lets you talk to old friends, but if you actually wanted to talk to them use your phone. How many people actually use the phone function on a cellphone anyways. Getting an education is important, and if you don't care then don't text and facebook during class because other people are tying to get an education.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:28 pm |
  941. Landon

    How a person acts starts with how their parents raise them. I believe that the main reason their are rude tennagers, and adults is because their parents did not raise them correctly. As a parent, if you raise your child with kindness, and be a good role model and respect people and be polite, then they are going to see that character in you, and want to be like you. So to bring back niceness, you need to start with the parents, and their attitude and character, because what their children see in thier parents is most likely what they are going to act like.

    October 8, 2010 at 10:44 pm |
  942. Samantha

    I understand that many people in the world are rude, but it's not always something that you can change from the person. People who are rude shouldn't even get on Facebook just to start drama. If they want to be rude to someone, they should atleast just say it to their face.

    October 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm |
  943. Colleen

    Being rude has become an accepted part of society. For that to change, we need to first let people know that being rude is not okay just because other people do it.

    October 9, 2010 at 12:01 am |
  944. John

    We all shall have complete focus on the class and if your neighbors are texting you should quietly shake your head or give any silent sign for them. Also you can miss a bunch of truly important information. Many of my friends have made that mistake and flunked a test.

    October 9, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  945. Tiffany

    It's rude when your talking to someone then that same person (or someone else) texts you. Then you don't hear what the other person is saying cause your texting someone.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  946. Noelle

    It's good to have programs to define civil, because a lot of people don't realize how rude they're being until it gets pointed out to them.

    October 9, 2010 at 4:50 pm |
  947. Olivia

    I'm fine with it, but when you texting when im telling something every important it's rude i would have to agree with that, and gathering your things before class is really over most students do it, sometimes not knowing they do.

    October 9, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  948. Morgan

    I think it is EXTREMELY rude when you are talking to someone and they are texting. Also, i don't think they should text during school. They might miss something very important that the teacher says.

    October 10, 2010 at 7:54 pm |
  949. Amanda

    Alot of people don't realize when they are being rude. I think we should remind people at times when they are being rude. Maybe it'll help.

    October 10, 2010 at 8:26 pm |
  950. Jianming

    I think that it is also rude to post comments with an infinite amount of misspelled words.

    October 10, 2010 at 11:33 pm |
  951. Tiffinie

    I do feel that people are very rude with their cellular devices and other various forms of technology. It's obnoxious when you try to talk to someone and they don't even make the effort to look away from their phone and pay attention. One way we could fight rude behavior of cell phones in areas like schools or movie theaters (two areas common for cell phone rudeness) is to put up a service blocker. It stops phones from receiving signal, but only while in the building.

    October 11, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  952. kayla

    i think it is very rude and disrespctful

    October 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  953. nhan

    I think people don'tmean being rude times
    untill they are ask to stop.

    October 11, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  954. abigail

    i think that if you are doing other things while people are talking to you and you are doing other things that you should just stop what you are doing a take time to listen. because maybe what they are trying to say is important and you might miss out

    October 11, 2010 at 6:52 pm |
  955. Tony

    I believe that each child knows what is right and wrong even if they don't claim up to it. The only difference is those who apply it and those who have courtesy to the teacher who works hard all day.

    October 11, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  956. Becca

    I think it is very rude. If you are wanting to go on your phone and on facebok before school, there is a big problem. I think people need to realize that the world isn't going to end if you aren't the first out of class or texting while your friend is talking to you. Kids need to have more class than that and people should teach more about that.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  957. kala

    its good to express yourself but its also important to act and be civilized it somewhat determines your future

    October 12, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  958. Shae

    I'm not sure how to bring back civility, but that's why Rutger's is doing this project and not me. However, I do think it's a great idea and the project could help a better percentage of people compared to the percentage of people it wouldn't affect.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  959. Joline

    Ok, when I'm writing this, I'm also trying to keep it none hypocritical. Because I'm able to admit I've sent none related emails during school when the teacher thinks I'm sending emails to myself to complete at home. I regret this because while people think it's sooo funny to have sent emails from school and all that, you can get in serious trouble. But I also dont see how it's rude but college people are smarter then me so, maybe I'm wrong!

    October 12, 2010 at 2:03 pm |
  960. POOKIE

    HOW CAN YOU BRING BACK NICEE????? PEOPLE THESE DAYS ARE JUST PLAIN FLAT OUT DISRESPECTFULL FOR NO REASON AT ALL BUT IF YOU GUYS CAN BRING BACK NICE THAT UH BE GREAT BUT I DONT THINK THAT YOU CANN SORRY JUST MY CRAZY OPION!!

    October 12, 2010 at 2:20 pm |
  961. Chris

    My teacher told me about a true story about a father and a son. He say's"Every time the boy hurt his father feeling's he would put a nail in the fence.When he apologize he took out the nail but it left a hole."
    That told me it's "easy to forgive then forget".

    October 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm |
  962. warner

    think bringing bac "nice" would be hard to do but not impossiable. How do we bring back nice exaclly? IO don't know but I can say if it happens I will be very pleased and happy.

    October 12, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  963. Matthew

    I think that schools could put cameras in school classrooms to try and discourage going on facebook or texting in the middle of class.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  964. Matthew

    I dont think anyone is going to accomplish this so you should probably stop trying before they spend money on something that wont help anyway

    October 12, 2010 at 11:06 pm |
  965. Sydney

    being polite around your friends, families, and classmates, it really rubs off on people. So by simply just being polite around everyone, it could really make a difference.

    October 12, 2010 at 11:08 pm |
  966. Caroline

    There is a certain amount of respect you need to have for someone but being on facebook in class or just packing up is not disrespectful. The real issue is just the fights , behavior , and actually not being nice to someone. People need to stop looking at such the small stuff and look at the bigger things that really make a difference.

    October 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm |
  967. Nathaniel

    i dont have any problem with people texting in class its there fault if they get caugt. if someone tells that could cause them to be made fun of in turn bullying

    October 14, 2010 at 11:58 am |
  968. Beverly

    Idon't think it is rude to text during class it is just interrupting the class.

    October 14, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
  969. Marisa

    It is very inappropriate to to that stuff.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:53 pm |
  970. Isabella

    I think people have already developed rude ways this far in their lives. I'm not saying we shouldn't change the way people are, but because of the habits they have already picked up, it would be a difficult task. There is also the issue of what people think is rude and normal. We all have different opinions, which makes changing people lean more towards the impossible than anything.

    October 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm |
  971. Izzy

    I think we need to just understand people, and respect that we aren't their only friend; they have a life outside of us talking to them. Packing up before class though can be rude. It disrupts the class, and the teacher has to stop whatever he/she was saying to tell them to sit back down. Ways to bring back nice can be as simple as looking at the "Man in the Mirror" and changing whatever you need to there as an example for others.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:16 pm |
  972. lauren.t

    i think it is rude for people to be texting while someone is talking to them then the person whos texting has no clue what the other person is talking about!

    October 15, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  973. kayla

    As my parents say,do on to others as they do to you which means to think about it, if you don't want them to do it than why should you?

    October 18, 2010 at 10:57 am |
  974. Cassie

    I think a way to, " bring back the nice " is to have a introduce them to new people and widen the students view of things. Put them in classes with different people. But everyone has a different point of view of things and on whats rude or not.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  975. Brenda

    I do all these stuff all the time and I dont find it disrespectful.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  976. Teysia

    I think that txting someone while talking to someone is not rude. You can pay attention to the person you are talking to at the same time. Other people think differently because they cant multi task. thats not our fault that they cant multi task and we can. Also i think that packing up early is not rude because other people have classes at the other side of the hall way and will be late and get in trouble because they werent aloud to pack up. i think that all teachers should let kids pack up 2 to 4 minutes early.

    October 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  977. Marissa

    Thank you Rutgers! Finally someone stepped up to the plate. I hate when I am at a friends house and they are on their phone and not even listening to me....its just plain rude! People need to realize that they are being rude, and fix it. Just be nice!

    October 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  978. Miles

    I think this is very rude. It shows no respect for other people. I think people will know how it feels to be mistreated only if they feel the disrespect too.

    October 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm |
  979. Evan

    To "Bring back nice", you have to start with respect. Once somebody respects you, or if you respect somebody else, the kindness will come easily.

    October 19, 2010 at 6:48 am |
  980. kayla

    As my parents say to me "do on to others as others do on to you." Which means so much because if you dont want them to do it to you than why should you do it to them?

    October 19, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  981. Jade

    I think its just plain RUDE! I mean, isn't it? SOmetimes you have to, if it is your mom or dad. Just talking to one of your friends on the phone, while you have your other "friend" over is just rude!!!!Fellow people, don't take your friends for granted, they are always there for you, now be there for them.

    October 19, 2010 at 9:08 pm |
  982. Ellen

    Some things might be considered rude, but people my be picky and you need to see what they think about it before you do it. Texting while your friend is talking can be rude without asking, but my friends always ask if they can text while I talk beforehand. Packing up before class is over from a student point of view is not bad, but you need to make sure it's not in the middle of class and towards the end. Some good students are eager to keep a clean record, and don't want to be late to their next class. Why should we be told not to do something that otherwise could cause detention or worse?!

    October 19, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  983. Kenedy

    We bring back nice by teaching and disciplining kids and people who are rude. We shouldn't have to stand for everyone being so rude. We bring back nice by respecting people who deserve it and treat rude people as they treat you. They will eventually learn that they are doing something wrong. They can learn from their own mistakes. We CAN bring back nice and we will! It will be hard and a long process but it will be worth it. We can make our life and futures better by just doing this.

    October 20, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  984. Paige

    I think that reason why so many people are so rude is because they don't respect what they have or what people give them. They always want the best and all the updated stuff. The way to being back to nice is to respect what you have and be nice to everyone even how mean they are. and if you are there are rewards in life instid of being rude if your rude there are gonna be bad things in your life. but America we are spoiled.. so that's probably why we are so rude because we think we are better than anyone else. Be NICE I know i am.. But if someone is being mean to you be the mature one, Don't be the two year old like they are.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:23 am |
  985. Hannah

    A lot of teens are rude! A lot of teens are addicted to aim face-book and my-space texting! When teens first figure out to use face-book with in the hour they are addicted! A lot of teens are mean to others on internet personaly i think if u don't get along with they don't except them as friends cause that just starts fights! A lot Of teens are rude and don't get along with other people but they still want to fight with them on the internet! And bullying at school kids do it when teachers don't watch and that's why it is a big problem!

    October 20, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  986. Ginny

    From my point of view, I think that a lot of people just don't know what's considered rude and what's not. Many people will just never learn manners and niceness, so I think a possible solution could be to teach it in schools. I'm sure there are many other fixes for this problem, but I think that teaching manners and what's rude and what's not in schools would be nice for the people who don't know those things. There will always be the people who won't want to learn these things, but there really is nothing we can do about that is there? Of course there are different definitions of what's rude, and if someone believes that someone else is being rude, they need to tell them! In conclusion, rudeness is a big issue and it should be resolved.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  987. Hannah

    It doesn't matter who you are talking to, whether it is your teacher, a friend, your patients, or a person you don't know (etc). If you are being disrespectful you are being rude. When you talk back, role your eyes, or don't listen to a elder you are being rude. Also if you are living in some one elses house and you don't respect there house or things you are being rude. Don't be rude it can determine your future.

    October 20, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  988. Carl

    I don't think texts while your talking to them isn't rude, and most schools have facebook blocked! And packing up class is just a preparation, its not rude! But when a friend calls you a girl (if your not) is REALLY rude, especially when its your best friend! Or when someone you like stupid, or ugly, that's also rude!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  989. MollyAn

    People do have many definitions of being nice. Some people are brought up to without many manners so they don't know what is really rude and what isn't. I don't know how to bring back nice. I think that people should start by recognizing what is right and wrong. If they can't, other people should recognize it for you because some people don't know the difference. Overall, I think it's going to be very hard to bring back nice, but it wouldn't hurt!

    October 20, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  990. Jamie

    I think we absolutely need nice back. We should always give people eye contact when they are talking to us not texting. If we want nice back were gonna have change big time. If people are going to be on Facebook or other social network in class we should have those sites blocked on the computers. My thought about people packing up before class is over is because they are bored and just want to get out of class. So in this case I think they should make classes more fun. It's gonna be hard to change the way kids act but it is worth a try.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  991. Emma

    I define rude as anything that makes another person feel bad or be offended. This could include someone posting a mean message on facebook, or somebody texting while a friend is talking to them. If you know how it feels to be treated rudely, you'll know how it feels when you treat someone else rudely. When you are civil, both you and the person you are being civil to come out better. Someone who is rude in school will be rude later in life, possibly making it more difficult to find a job or get along with other people. To be civil later in life, you need to get into the habit of being civil now.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  992. Sierra

    Rude can be defined many ways. I think it is when a person is impolite in an offensive way. We can try and bring back nice by having people not be impolite. Meaning don't text while friends are talking, don't go on facebook during class, or even pack up before class has ended. If people stopped doing impolite things it would definitely make a difference.

    October 20, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  993. Katie

    I think it's rude to go on Facebook.com, aim.com, etc. during class. The teachers are there in the classroom because they are trying to help you learn. I know of a lot of kids who go on AIM regularly, and it's just impolite. Not only that, but why would you want to risk getting in trouble when you can just log on AFTER school? It's really not worth it. I don't think that packing up your stuff a few minutes before class actually ends is "rude" per say, but I think that packing up any more than 3 minutes before class ends is a total waste of time. I mean, really. How long does it take to grab a couple of books, a binder, and possibly a laptop? Not long at all. I do, however, feel like I'm not as important when somebody I'm talking to starts texting another person. All in all, kids could definitely be more respectable with their technology.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  994. Lilly

    I totally agree with this topic. I think it is rude to be texting when you are talking to a friend. Although that happens constantly... I believe it's okay to text during a long car ride, but not when your friend and/or parent is talking. I've never found people on Facebook during class, probably because websites like that are blocked at almost all schools, but if that were the case it is more then rude, and I think they should get punished for doing such an off topic and potentially inappropriate site. And lastly, even though I do, I think the packing up when class is nearly over is somewhat rude, but I don't think kids are potentially trying to be rude. It is just kids way of trying to be organized without having to be rushed and jam everything into their binders or text books. I just suggest packing up quietly, and NOT when the teacher is talking.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:16 am |
  995. Ashley

    I think that people are rude to people, but haven't had to put up with others being rude to them. I think to bring back "nice" we should show people being rude how we feel, and feed them some of their own medicine, then they won't be rude anymore to others because they will know how badly it feels.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:17 am |
  996. Lucas

    I think that people just don't understand that its rude and they need to be informed. Once they know that they are being rude, they will try to do it less. Although some people may not care if they are being rude and will continue doing it. Hopefully most people will have common courtesy and not be rude. Maybe teachers could teach common courtesy in class so that its less of an issue. Our school blocked Facebook from the internet at our school so we can't go on during class. I have seen that some people go on iChat during class which is very disrespectful.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  997. Kaitlyn

    What defines rude to me is when someone is talking to you and then pull out their phone to text someone else, and when people don't use the manners we were taught when we were little.
    If my friends are talking to me or someone else they don't start texting someone else without using their manners and telling us they need to answer the text.
    When people don't use their manners I think it's really rude, like if you bump into someone and just keep on walking or not using the please and thank yous that we learned in kindergarten.
    To bring back nice I think we should try to envorce being polite saying things like please thank you and bless you and don't text while talking to other people.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:19 am |
  998. Savannah

    I think that their are many different versions of rude. As I was reading through the other comments left I agreed that some of them were extremely rude. Like people texting when they are with someone else. I also think that people invading your privacy is rude. Like when people look through your text massages or when they go rummage through your room. I don't know it just bugs me. Unfortunately their are to many rude things that people do everyday to list in this box.
    To bring back "nice" we could just make it a point not do rude stuff. Make an extra effort to be nice. You know that it is rude you just don't really care. Also people could just listen to your wishes and not do anything that they don't want you to do.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  999. Jill

    I always find it very rude when you are talking to one of your friends and they are texting. A lot of my friends do that and it makes it so I don't want to hang out with them. I am always thinking can't you just wait to talk to your other friends later? Also, when there is a kid in class that is on Facebook you know that they are not very intelligent and people. Another thing is when people are packing up after class I don't think they are being rude, I just think that they are trying to be organized or trying to get ready to get to there next class...... or lunch. 🙂

    October 20, 2010 at 11:20 am |
  1000. Ashlyn

    To bring back nice can be very hard especially when A LOT of people are rude. Yes packing up before the class is over. Or talking to other people when people are trying to talk to you is very rude. Sometimes i don't even think they are trying to or that they don't notice what they are doing. i think if we point out to the person and tell them to be more careful, maybe they will stop.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  1001. Bob

    Students are rude in many was at school. They talk while they are eating. People talk rudely to others and are not respectful. Students yell and run in the halls. I also agree that it is rude to text while talking to someone. Kids need to be taught how to be respectful to peers and adults.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  1002. Daniel

    i absolutely hate hate when i'm talking and nobody listens to me this all ways happens. Some ways I think we can "bring back nice" is to when you hear someone talking listen. No one should text while someone is talking to them more people need to respect other people when they talk so pay attention. I don't think its bad to get ready 5 min early for class because if I don't i always get my stuff all on the floor and am late.

    October 20, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  1003. Marisa

    I think it is very rude. I have seen people do it so many times. The people the do it dont know how disrespectful it is.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:02 pm |
  1004. Gabbyy

    No one is being respectful. They don't know how it feels to be treated disrespectful unless they are. It will teach them to not do it to others. This will solve the problem.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  1005. Rlyn

    I think that as the world rotate kids are being more disrepectful
    today they learned about the words that arent really needed to be pronounced and i think that it disapointing .So I,personaly,think that we should teach kids to be more courteous and let them share that with their friends

    October 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  1006. Timber

    Kids these days are super rude they show no respect anymore it’s totally uncool. What happened to the respectful kids that this world use to have. We are also getting lazier maybe its time for change and now!

    October 20, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  1007. Hannah

    I think that if teachers didn’t want them texting on facebook during class they should make that rule. But if they don’t have that rule they shouldn’t have a problem with it. Many collage students text and go on their computers during class but I think they are old enough and mature enough too.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  1008. joseph

    I think the problem is that people are rude ad they dont even realize it. I think the only way to fix that is to confront people on the spot istead of letting them walk away from the situation.

    October 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm |
  1009. Kazabo

    I think that many are rude without even noticing it. Some ways to keep it civil is to:
    1. Look at the person talking
    2. Be respectful to the speaker
    3. Don't be playing with anything in your hands when someone is talking
    4. Have your whole attention to the speaker
    By following these steps, I think that many will be 'keeping it civil.'

    October 20, 2010 at 4:00 pm |
  1010. mack

    i think its rude i mean why do people text and facebook its like talk through one thing some people just dont have the common curtcy for other people

    October 20, 2010 at 4:05 pm |
  1011. Alyssa

    i say RRRRRRUUUUUUUDDDDDDEEEEEEEE!

    October 20, 2010 at 4:58 pm |