In 2017, me and my foster parents got into an hours long disagreement in the home and later overheard her on the phone trying to plot against me and try to throw me into jail.I then made a report the next morning to my teachers and people in my support system. Because it's not about where your kids are; it's about what kind of slang words they're sending each other on social media.
"Teens use our Q&A platform as a means to express themselves through dialogue so we have our finger on the pulse of how teens talk—be it in the form of acronyms, new definitions or the latest emoji. We're hip with the kids when it comes to stuff being "cool AF." But for others, we were totally clueless and our guesses are total shots in the dark at best. Savage: "Used to describe something that is hardcore or extreme, in a good way"13. Likers get rate: "A phrase that implies the original poster will rank anyone that likes/comments/answers a post, typically around how cool they are perceived to be or how they look; also used to incent followers to like posts to get something (usually indicated in the post) in return"20.
and they are open 24/7 or you can text "CHILD HELP" to 847- 411.
I also strongly recommend calling us here at Teen Line.
At least we knew what most of the slang terms meant. Here is the full list of the most popular terms used by teenagers and their definitions, according to Askfm:1. Bad: "Just like the olden days of parents' yore, bad still means good but it has shifted slightly and means something even more positive like hot"3. :3: "A symbol meant to represent the cat face made by anime characters when they say something clever, sarcastic, or comment on something cute"5.
But we can learn a lot from conversations where we don't see eye to eye — if we can listen and talk rationally, that is.