Words You Should Know
Teen slang is always changing. While it may be difficult to keep up on all the latest terms, it’s important for parents to be engaged with their teen and their daily lives. Here are a few popular terms be aware of:
  • Lit/turnt/turnt up
    • Means to get drunk, high or crazy.
  • KMS/KYS
    • Means “kill myself/kill yourself.” Often posted online as a comment and is intended to bully another person.
  • (Eggplant Emoji) (Peach Emoji)
    (Water Drops Emoji)
    • All of these emojis have sexual connotation.
Parents, don’t be afraid to monitor your teen’s online activity! Talk with your teen often and build trust with them so that they feel comfortable talking with you about any issues. You make a difference in their lives!