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Adults, listen to what you're saying

The front-page article ``Putting a Gag on Abusive Words Challenges Schools at All Levels,'' Feb. 25, got me thinking.

I am in high school and constantly hear the swearing, ``verbal violence,'' and ``abusive language'' that was mentioned in the article. This is no longer just an issue in the high schools and junior high schools. I hear children using words that I didn't even know existed when I was their age.

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Society has given children all the reasons why they should use this type of language. A child can turn on the television any time of the day, to any channel. Adults use this language around the house and expect the children to understand why parents are allowed to talk like this but children are not.

People should consider what they are about to say and how they would feel if they were hearing it come out of a child's mouth. Angi Klibbe, Ft. Collins, Colo.

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