What does TMI mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

TMI Meaning

TMI stands for Too Much Information.

TMI is an internet slang initialism that is a response to the inappropriate divulgence of personal information.

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How is TMI used? Use Cases & Examples

With today’s tendency to share all on social media, the slang response TMI gets plenty of use. TMI is an appropriate response for anything mentioned that is too personal or gross to be shared with others.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term TMI:
-Elizabeth loves the show Sex Education, but it’s TMI for me.

-My finger got knocked out of joint at lacrosse practice and it had like ripples in it. I’ll send you a picture.
-Please don’t tmi

-This baby’s poop is green!
-yuk tmi

-Talking about your insane burps on the first date would be tmi for sure.

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

It’s reassuring that teenagers realize that some subjects should not be talked about. As part of their social development, they are learning to discern what is appropriate and how to express themselves accordingly.

Here are some ways to talk with your kids about the slang expression TMI:

  • Do you use the slang term TMI when people post or say something disgusting or when they are just telling you too many personal details of their life?
  • Has anyone ever said TMI to you in response to something you posted?
  • What do you think determines a person’s perspective of what is acceptable to post?
  • What’s the worst thing someone has said or posted that prompted you to respond with TMI?

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