What does WBU mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

WBU Meaning

WBU stands for What about you?

WBU is an internet slang initialism used to ask the question What about you?

This question is generally asked as part of a response to a question received such as How are you? or What are you doing?

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How is WBU used? Use Cases & Examples

Teenagers use this slang term as a polite response when having an online conversation. The questionWBU is typically typed in lowercase in actual messages and indicates mutual interest in a discussion.

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

-Whatchadoin?
-nothing wbu

-I’m hungry wbu

-I’m ready for a snow day, wbu?

-sup
-still sleepy wbu

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

Use of the slang expression WBU shows that your kid has grasped the concept of social reciprocity. Expressing an interest in others’ well-being shows maturity and good manners. Here are some tips to share with your teenager about digital etiquette or netiquette:

  • Send a private message if what you’re saying is personal or corrective.
  • Be forgiving. We all hit send too quickly sometimes.
  • Respect people’s privacy,
  • Don’t spam.
  • Think before sending a friend request.
  • Think before you tag someone.

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