A Parents Guide to Internet Slang
Having teenagers is stressful enough without having the internet available, but now that social media is a part of our every day lives, it's critical for parents to stay informed. Let's face it, trying to keep up with adolescent slang can make you feel like a real dinosaur, but it could be the difference between life and death if a child is being bullied online.
There are several websites that can help parents navigate what is actually being said on social media, texts and websites that their children frequent. Some of them are below.
- Slangit.com - family friendly. It also has apps available for iPhone and Android
- Noslang.com - internet and text slang translator
- Internetslang.com - includes the top trending slang look ups of the day
- Acronymsandslang.com - more than 35 million terms available for parents to look up
- Urban Dictionary - not suitable for children, but an invaluable resource for parents
- McAfee - has an updated blog on new terms parents need to know