What does BFF mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

BFF Meaning

BFF stands for Best Friend(s) Forever.

BFF is an internet slang initialism usually used by girls to convey that someone is a close friend.

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How is BFF used? Use Cases & Examples

A common abbreviation, BFF is known throughtout pop culture, and this teenage slang expression has been used in TV shows such as Friends and SpongeBob Squarepants. Even though it is overwhelming positive, it is sometimes used in mean girl scenarios as an abbreviation for big, fat freak.

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

-Laila has been my bff since third grade.

-What are you planning for tonight?
-Watch party with my bffs.

-How could you tell Nia felt sad? I never would have guessed.
-She’s my bff. I can read her like a book.

-What happened between you and Zoey?
-last summer she introduced me as her BFF and i was like wow thanks and then she said yeah big fat freak lol
-yeah i was like fork you beyotch

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

True friendships are wonderful, enriching relationships to have, and it’s important for your teenagers to enhance their social lives with friendships; it’s also probable that you might not approve of some of the kids your teen hangs out with. A good strategy for dealing with toxic friends is to talk about toxic friend behaviors early on in your child’s adolescence. This is helpful in a couple of ways. First, your child will be better prepared to spot those undesirable behaviors for himself/herself. Second, if you wait until your teenager becomes friends with someone whose behaviors you don’t approve of, your teenager will immediately become defensive of the new friend. Initiating the conversation about toxic friend behaviors while no toxic friends are around ensures that your kid understands you are talking about behaviors, not a beloved new friend.

Here are some ideas for bringing up the subject of toxic friends:

  • Do you have any friends who make you feel bad about yourself?
  • Do you have a trusted friend you can talk to about your problems who won’t then go and gossip to other people about what you’re going through?
  • What are some strategies for dealing with an old friend who has suddenly taken up a new bad habit such as shoplifting or smoking weed?
  • Even though a bullying reaction confirms you did the right thing, how would you handle the fallout of ending a friendship with a classmate you see every day who didn’t take your stepping away from the friendship in a mature manner?

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