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.
The platform is so successful that Facebook is reportedly investigating ways to create a similar functionality within their platform.” The article also says to watch for more live streaming and augmented reality, as well as a continuation of influencer marketing.
As a parent, you are rightfully concerned or suspicious when your teenager becomes secretive.
They may “talk” a lot, but at the same time avoid actually saying anything revealing.
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.
the complex group of acronyms, innuendos, and code words is used freely among teenagers and their peers.
However, what happens when parents have no clue what their teenager just said?
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.
This can give teenagers a boost of confidence to post photos they might not otherwise, but the recipients only need to take a screenshot for that photo to live on and be shared on other platforms.
Here are some other social apps to keep an eye on: Kik: This is a free messenger app that can be used innocently enough to send messages to friends.
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.