Schoolchildren Asked to Grade Curse Words in Class (NSFW Language)

You might have to wash your kids' mouths out with soap if they passed this test.

paul-ulaneby paul-ulane

One of the most important elements of a young child’s development in school is the expansion of his or her vocabulary. Then again, we doubt too many parents would agree with the curriculum at the Shafton Advanced Learning Centre in Barnsley, South Yorkshire in the U.K. That’s because it involves the s-word, the f-word and the c-word.

Students as young as 11 years old were given quiz sheets full of curse words and asked to grade which of those words and phrases they felt were socially acceptable to use. Situations presented to the kids included such brain teasers as “Quietly telling your friend to ‘f— off’ in a jokey manner” and “Shouting ‘f— off’ in an assembly.” The answer options ranged from “Always OK” to “Never OK.”

The controversy started when 12-year-old Lauren Sparks brought home her assignment and showed it to her dad, Lawrence Sparks. Lawrence immediately phoned the school to voice his disapproval, but the official he talked to thought it was totally cool to quiz kids on such salty language.

The head of the school was unavailable for comment, but mentioned through a spokesman that it was the school’s duty to help its students understand when it is OK to scream out “f— off” and when it is not.

The quiz was administered to kids from grades seven to nine.

Via Mirror Online