How old does a child have to be before swearing around them is acceptable?
After all, there’s a good chance that once they’re out of the house and out of school, they’ll be exposed to the fruitier side of the language.
And even if they’re in a perfectly good class full of kids who wouldn’t dream of detonating an F-bomb, the Internet offers them a portal to a world of limitless effing and jeffing.
A TikTok user in the US has caused a stir by revealing that she openly swears in the presence of her young children and started an online debate.
Casara, who shares videos under the name @casaranjuan, said she has a “very open and honest relationship” with her children.
She continued, “They know when to swear, how to swear, and who to swear around – and they are allowed to swear.
“If you think the worst thing your child can do is swear, then there’s something else.”
The comments below the video show a mixed reaction as there aren’t many hard and fast rules about parenting – but we know kids are likely to become slutty adults anyway.
A report released last year by the British Board of Film Classification found that six out of ten say strong language is part of their daily lives, with the highest rates being among Gen Z.
Almost half of teens and young adults admitted to swearing on a daily basis, compared to just 12% of 55-64 year olds.
Despite this, the report finds that parents are taking their duty as gatekeepers more seriously than ever and want to see fewer swear words on TV and in the movies.
Six in ten (61%) agree that while they are comfortable speaking strong language with friends, they refrain when children can hear it.
Only one in five parents say they are comfortable swearing in front of children under 16 at home because they want to protect them for as long as possible.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/10/11/tiktok-mum-admits-she-lets-her-children-swear-17540936/ TikTok mom admits she lets her kids swear