What does IDGAF mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

IDGAF Meaning

IDGAF stands for I don’t give a f**k.

IDGAF is an internet slang initialism that expresses disregard for the opinions of others.

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How is IDGAF used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers frequently use this slang term to convey their utter indifference to what other people think. IDGAF attitude indicates a belief in absolute self-expression regardless of rules or judgement by others. There are numerous songs titled IDGAF by singers such as 2Pac, Dua Lipa, and Nelly.

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

-Hey, guess what we did last weekend.

-The chaperones don’t want you to play that song.
-idgaf I’ll play it and play it hot.

-IDGAF what she thinks.

-IDGAF if they kick me out.

How to Identify if your child is using the IDGAF 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 IDGAF is usually 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 IDGAF slang word

Defiance is a normal part of teenage development as teenagers try to establish their own identies and differentiate themselves from their families, so to a degree it’s healthy and to be expected. Defiant behavior should not be allowed to be taken too far out of bounds as this can lead to risky behaviors and incur life-altering consequences.

Here are some conversation starters for talking with your teenager about defiant behavior:

  • Do you understand the physiological reasons behind the rules made by the government, your school, and our family restricting the use of drugs and alcohol for teenagers?
  • Why do you feel like you want to break the rules when you know you won’t enjoy the consequences?
  • What are some ways you can think of to show your independence that won’t result in a negative outcome?
  • You are the master of your actions, and I’m here to support you in strengthening your affinities. What are some activities you’d enjoy taking part in?

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