What does KYS mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

KYS Meaning

KYS stands for Kill Yourself.

KYS is an internet slang initialism that is a taunting directive to kill oneself.

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How is KYS used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers use this slang term either as an insult to their peers or as an actual bullying threat to encourage the recipient of the message to commit suicide.Use of this slang expression should be discouraged even if it’s used in a joking manner.

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

-You’re such a loser – kys

-Throwing shade on my boo? KYS

-Justin Bieber poggers!!!!!!

-kys you ugly ho

How to Identify if your child is using the KYS 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 KYS is a huge red flag and indicates that your teen is engaging in bullying behavior that could potentially result in a suicide.

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 KYS slang word

Bullying is an age-old problem, and in the digital form, it can be expressed with slang. Adult intervention is urgently required if the use of KYS is detected. The sender and the recipient should receive counselling, even if the teenagers claim the term was used in a joking way.

Most states have laws against cyberbullying, and your teen should be made aware of what qualifies as cyberbullying.

Here are some examples of cyberbullying:

  • Posting unflattering pictures or videos on social media
  • Threatening classmates through digital communication
  • Posting rumors on social media
  • Outing a classmate for their sexual orientation/gender identity
  • Sending messages telling people to kill themselves
  • Creating an online alias to befriend and then betray someone

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