Slang is an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up on teen slang and lingo may seem daunting; however, understanding the language teens communicate with verbally and through social media is important.
Here are a few slang terms you should know this summer:
Familiarizing yourself with these words and phrases will help you better understand their online interaction and if they are amplifying positive or negative conversations in texts and on social media. Engaging in conversation and having open dialogue about technology and language is the best way to avoid digital disaster (read Being a Positive Source for Conversation).