What does FAM mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

FAM Meaning

FAM is short for family.

FAM is an internet slang abbreviation that stands for family but is typically used to describe a close circle of friends.

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How is FAM used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers may use this slang term when talking about their actual families but typically it is used to describe a close circle of friends. FAM can be used as a term of endearment and often appears as part of other slang expressions such as It’s lit, fam and nah fam.

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

-Is Luke fam?
-Yeah, he’s a real one.

-That VSCO girl your fam?
-Big yikes no way!

-just watched Jackass Forever
-It’s lit, fam!

-Hey, fam, come on over!

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

Seeing your teen using the slang abbreviation FAM alerts you that the person or group he/she is addressing is close with your kid. Talk with your teenager about the qualities of a good friend and how meaningful friendships can enrich life. Here are some tips to share with your teen when talking about friendship:

  • Show empathy. Think about things from another person’s point of view.
  • Show kindness. Don’t lash out, and think before you speak.
  • Use your sense of humor in dealing with friends.
  • Use your social skills. Be considerate and polite.
  • Set boundaries with friends. Friendships can be complicated, and sometimes you have to let go of people who have toxic qualities.
  • No one friend will be everything all the time. Have reasonable expectations when interacting with other people.
  • We all like to be forgiven when we make mistakes. Be willing to forgive your friends.

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