The shopping mall is the place to be for most teens across the country. Groups of teens will congregate in the food court or wander from store to store at all hours of the day.
NorthPark Center in Dallas is saying, “no more.” Teens are now required to be accompanied by a parent after 6:00pm.
“I think it’s our responsibility to know where our children are, who they’re with and what they’re doing,” said Bridget Johnson to CBSDFW, a mother of a 15-year-old.
The new “code of conduct” at NorthPark requires anyone 17 or younger be accompanied by parent or legal guardian while inside the mall after 6:00pm. “I really do respect that there are parents who may not agree with us completely,” explained NorthPark spokesman, Mark Annick. “I can tell you that we’ve also spoken with all of the merchants in NorthPark and they think this a very good idea,”
NorthPark security will enforce the code by randomly checking IDs. Exceptions will be made for teens coming to the mall for a movie.
You can read more about NorthPark’s new “code of conduct” policy at CBSDFW.