If you want to prevent your neighbor's kids from ding dong ditching you in the middle of the night, turn off your doorbell! You are beginning to relate to the video for "Who Can It Be Now," and the doorbell is a major distraction from your television watching schedule. You might as well spare yourself some annoyance and just turn the thing off. You just need to figure out how.
Most modern doorbells don't have an on and off switch. Instead, the wiring runs in a loop from the push button to the bell or chime unit to the transformer. Doorbells run on very low electricity, but just to be safe you should turn your breaker off before you attempt to turn the bell off.
Take the plastic cover off of the chime unit, which is the plastic box inside of your door that actually makes noise when the button is pushed. You might be able to just lift the top off, but there is also a chance that you will have to either unscrew parts of it or pry the thing off with a screwdriver. Inside the box, find the terminal labeled "transformer." There should be three terminals for you to choose from. With your screwdriver, loosen the screw over the terminal and carefully remove the wire from it. If none of the terminals are labeled, you can just remove all three wires the same way. Make sure that you label which wire matched with which terminal though.
Turn your breaker back on. Now your doorbell won't work. If you change your mind and want to reconnect your doorbell, then just replace the wires into the terminals and screw them back gently into place.