What does WB mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

WB Meaning

WB stands for Welcome back.

WB is an internet slang initialism used to greet someone when they return to an online conversation.

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How is WB used? Use Cases & Examples

Prolific in online gaming parlance, the slang expression WB is used to greet a player who has returned to a game after an absence. In general use WB applies to anyone who is returning from having been away.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term WB:

-Finished my chores. I’m back.
-wb

-Who’s still here?
-All of us – WB

-sorry our internet went down
-wb we need you to win

-Just got home from camp last night.
-wb wanna go to the pool?

How to Identify if your child is using the WB slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term WB is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can be adjusted easily at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the WB slang word

Even though online games might not be in the same geographical location, the players form groups that are as tightly knit as any sports team or club. It’s important to keep an eye on the players as predators frequently approach potential victims in online games, but also take heart in knowing that the vast majority of players are just kids like yours who enjoy online gaming.

Here are some ideas for talking with your teenager about online interactions:

  • May I watch you play your favorite multiplayer game so I can understand it better?
  • Are the people you play with all in our country or is it an international group?
  • If the other players are jerks, do you just disconnect or do you try to redirect them?
  • Have you ever met any of these players in person after having met them on a game?
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