School bans popular slang words

An academy in south London has reportedly banned slang words commonly used by pupils to try and improve English standards.

Your views: Old people insecure over youthful innovation

Here are some of your views on banning slang in a south London school. Gets involved by tweeting us at @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page.

Sylvia Ackfield It's about time they were taught to speak proper English in schools.

Paul Olaitan It's always wonderful watching old people feeling challenged and insecure in the face of youthful innovation lol.

Cassie Clark Not just schools though is it? It is something that should be implemented at home as well.

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Your views: Banning slang 'Ridiculous! Kids are kids'

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@itvlondon ridiculous! Kids are kids. Never been any different. Remember The Fonz? 'Wicked'? What rubbish this is. Kids grow up - we did!

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@itvlondon my daughter uses all those words at times. But can so slay anybody with her diction. So clearly banning is not the answer.

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@itvlondon definitely the right decision. Using words like that will not help in the work place so stop them while they are young.

Your views: All schools should follow suit on slang

You've been telling us what you think about the decision by one London school to ban slang words. Get involved now by tweeting us @itvlondon or go to our Facebook page.

Doug Carrington About time too. All schools should follow suit. There is nothing wrong with teaching children in Britain to speak the English language, after all it is spoken by people all around the globe and much better than many Britons can.

Your views: Schools must equip students with skills

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@itvlondon Yes. Equipping students with language skills can only be lauded. You can only rebel against the rules when you know what they are

Unstable Dave Basically, that's like bare badness like, coz we chat extra kool innit.

Your views: School slang 'huge problem' for teachers

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@itvlondon @itvnews culture of children imitating the lowest common denominator+making it "hip"-huge problem 4 teachers everywhere.

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Good move > “@itvlondon: School bans pupils using slang such as 'innit, coz & bare' in an attempt to improve English http://t.co/HijzOe1Z17

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@itvlondon @itvnews They've banned the words extra & like? "I'd like extra peas please" Detention!!

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School pupils told to stop saying 'innit, coz and bare'

Speaking to ITV News, the Harris Academy in south London said it opened last month, replacing a secondary school that was in 'special measures', and had long been failing.

In addition to giving students the teaching they need to thrive academically, we want them to develop the soft skills they will need to compete for jobs and university places.

"This particular initiative is just one of the many ways in which we are building the vocabulary of our students and giving them the skills they need to express themselves confidently and appropriately for a variety of audiences.

– Harris Academy STATEMENT