It’s funny how it becomes a norm to swear and curse in social media openly but it is very much frowned upon should you make good reminders public.
In this day and age, people would easily be upset should anyone forbid evil openly as it appears offensive. On the contrary, it becomes their very right to be vulgar and rude in their content for their social media.
Being Asian and Muslim, we have high moral values to be tactful and mindful with our words. Definitely curses, vulgarities, profanities, swearing and rude words are never accepted in the Asian culture nor the Islamic religion. But things are changing with the normalisation and influence from the online media.
In the mainstream and national broadcast, if not, all throughout the world, there would be censorship and authorities ruling the broadcasting network with the rules and regulations. However, with the alternative media being loosely monitored, younger audiences are now picking up the jargons and trends from their fellow influencers on the net.
Kids wouldn’t have access over the internet and devices if it’s not the parents who are the ones providing them with it. The parents in this case would be the authorities to monitor the consumption and even the upload of contents to the social media platforms. Parents are always held responsible should their kids misbehave or break certain rules in school. Regardless, if they are to be blamed or not.
The least that parents can do is not to be vulgar at all times. Educate on the importance of being tactful and reject profanities and insults as a form of entertainment. We shall not make it a norm for our family and circle of friends to use words that are offensive such as swearing, curses, bad words and profanities.
Of course we should be happy if our kids remind us too, should we slip and release our foul mouths even by whispering.