Swearing

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Swearing

Swearing is when someone says rude or unpleasant words.

Swearing is not a nice thing to do but sometimes people swear when they are very angry or upset. Sometimes adults swear but most people do not like to hear it. It is never OK for children to swear.

If an adult hears you swear they will get cross and may tell you off. If you swear at someone you should say sorry to them. If you hear someone else swear you can try to ignore them or tell an adult.

Swearing is saying horrible words that nobody wants to hear. Swearing can get us into trouble with adults and we should try our best not to do it. If we do swear we can say sorry.

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Use the above example to help you create your own social story matched to your child's needs. You may want to modify some of the language for very young children but try to avoid losing precise meaning when using more accessible language. Creating social stories with photos or picture can often help too. This example is available in a printable format below.

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Swearing

Swearing Social Story

A print out version of the social story example above.

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