This is something to pay attention to, since your teens might follow certain social media celebrities who promote a variety of products because of their agreements with the companies who make those products.
They’re called “influencers” for a reason, so keep track of the ones your teens are following.
Many slang terms are relatively harmless in and of themselves, but certain terms should instantly put up red flags for parents.
By learning our way around the tricky language of our teens we allow ourselves to not only build a stronger bond with them but also know when they’re in potential danger.
Many horrible situations have evolved over the years in families where proper parent/teen communication was neglected.
Although you may not always instantly understand everything your teen says, take the time to honestly ask them. If all else fails, consult trusted sources or even slang dictionaries such as Urban Dictionary where many modern slang terms appear.
However, “…Kik has also gained quite the reputation for being a sexting platform, primarily among strangers looking for someone to hook up with.” Confession Sites: These include Post Secret, Secret, and Whisper, where users anonymously post secrets and confessions, which, of course, may or may not be true.
The potential problem lies here: “Often Post Secrets are twisted or sexual in nature.Trends pop up and fall away before some parents even realize they existed.In a world where some of these trends can be risky or downright dangerous (like the recent and devastating Blue Whale Challenge), it’s essential for parents to stay aware of what their teenagers are doing online.They are not necessary wrong, but they show that your teen may be involved in activities that require more maturity and advice from you as their parent.Many warning expressions involve dating or interest in new relationships.Take a look at this list of popular apps where the focus is on casual sexual encounters. Entrepreneur mentions the growing popularity of digital hangouts via Houseparty: “It is primarily used by Gen Z as a way to hang out with friends digitally.