What does KMS mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

KMS Meaning

KMS stands for Kill Myself. KMS is an internet slang initialism that refers to killing oneself.

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How is KMS used? Use Cases & Examples

WhileKMS only has one meaning, it is used in teenage slang to cover a range of emotions. Although this slang expression is frequently used in a joking manner as a reponse to a negative event, it can also be a cry for help from a teen who is genuinely contemplating suicide.

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

-Five minutes into the party I spilled salsa all over my white sneakers kms

-If I have to go live with my mom and stepdad, I’m going to KMS.

-Jessica just broke up with me kms

-Ms. Smith paired you with Jake for the science project.

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

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. The use of the slang term KMS is a red flag and indicates that your teen is talking about possibly harming himself/herself.

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 easily be adjusted at any time.

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

KMS is one of the most frightening messages parents can see in their child’s internet mesages. Suicide follows only unintentional injuries as cause of death of teenagers in the USA. Even if it’s used as a hyperbolic reaction to an adverse event, this slang expression can lead to meaningful disscussion about suicide with your teen. Here are some conversation starters for talking with your child about suicide:

  • You know we love you; and if you ever start thinking about hurting yourself, we would want to help you. Nothing would be worse than losing you.
  • Why do you think the teenage suicide rate keeps rising?
  • What would you do if one of your friends sent you the KMS message?
  • Does you ever have assemblies or meetings at school to discuss the resources that are available if you’re feeling troubled?

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