Monday, May 14, 2007

Interesting documentary on Channel 4 on teenage swearing (link here).
It followed one school's attempts to address the issue.
It raised the interesting question of where the influence comes from: media, home, peers or some combination.
Be interesting to know how Christian youth clubs deal with this, especially "open" type clubs - both with young people swearing and the choice of music on the playlist etc.
Is swearing a big deal or is it a generational thing - some things more offensive to older people but not too much of an issue for the young people themselves? Or are some words just plain wrong anyway?
Keeping a lid of the words we use is not always easy!
Those who are never at fault in what they say are perfect, able to keep their whole body in check." (James 3:2)

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Blogger Tanya Heasley said...

I've not heard anyone in my youth group swear and I don't know if it's because they don't want to, or out of respect or whether they are young people from families that don't swear and so it's not naturaly programmed into them.

Having said that, my mum swears quite often and around my children but niether one of them swear (well not around me anyway).

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Blogger Pete Lev said...

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11:06 pm  
Blogger Pete Lev said...

Thanks for the comment! Is your youth group church young people or a community group?

11:07 pm  

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