Absolutely. The biggest no-no I see is that the (teen) driver isn't looking where he's going while backing up. He's using the rearview mirror to drive. Eyes on target, please!
Good point about his path-of-travel, too. We teach that a driver should alway plan a path that minimizes the amount of backing they do, especially in cases like this where it might have the vehicle back into a lane with oncoming traffic.