It can be difficult to understand what teens are saying especially with the influence of social media, memes and digital communication, teen-language expands at a rapid rate now more than ever. Some of these slangs even lose their ‘cool’ and their usage declines as more words are introduced among the teen circle.
How to Stay Updated?
If you wish to know what a certain slang means, you can visit Urban Dictionary, a site that explains all the latest slang terms. But remember that while this site can provide authentic meanings, it does feature user-submitted content that might not be so refined.
Or you can ask your teen about it although they might find it awkward to answer but it can also help have important questions with your child, and even give them the impression that you’re willing to understand and be more open to their world. You can’t always be able to dig into every conversation they have, and you need to allow some independence to your child too, but if you hear something you feel concerned about, don’t be hesitant to look into it or take any right action.
Here’s an infographic with all the latest slang words teens are saying these days.
Infographic by: netsanity.net