In your report (TES, February 13) of the Old Bailey rape trial, you quote a primary teacher as saying: "The language some of the boys use is staggering.You think, Christ, how do they know that?"
Although the question may well be rhetorical, this teacher has also provided the answer: children learn from the example of adults. Some will learn from this teacher that Christ is a swear word which many people will find offensive, if not blasphemous.
MICHAEL J SMITH
10 Hillview North Pickenham Swaffham Norfolk