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Advice for my 13 year old son on nasty name calling

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AtTheManse Tue 04-Mar-14 22:57:54

Not one to worry about name calling normally, but checking my son's phone I've found a text this evening from an unknown number informing him that someone at school has replaced our surname with what i consider to be the worst expletive around (sorry if this offends but the word used is c*nt). This now being is new name. Nice eh? Now I know he's no angel and am sure he uses words I wouldn't want to hear, but I'm concerned that this has come from a number unknown to him (as its not a contact of his) and could be the start of something nasty? What advice can I offer him? He's a bit of a geeky type and quite bright, but wouldn't hurt a fly.

AnythingNotEverything Tue 04-Mar-14 23:05:16

I think what you do depends on whether he knows you check his phone.

If be tempted to wait and keep an eye on things. I think the teenagers call it "banter". It may be nothing.

KinderBoris Tue 04-Mar-14 23:09:08

Agreed. Could be a friend making a joke. Does he knew whose number it is and is he concerned or have you not discussed it with him?

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