What does LOL mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

LOL Meaning

LOL stands for Laugh Out Loud. LOL is an internet slang initialism used to express amusement or highlight a funny remark, picture, etc.

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How is LOL used? Use Cases & Examples

The abbreviation LOL is one of the oldest and most common internet slang terms in use. LOL can be used as an exclamation or as a verb.

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

-Lilly is literally LOL at Evan’s selfie.

-I love it when my baby brother says, co-mote re-trol for remote control! LOL

-I can’t believe Kaylee lol’d during assembly.

-Luna is chasing her tail LOL!

How to Identify if your child is using the LOL 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 LOL 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 easily be adjusted at any time.

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

The initialism LOL is so widespread and innocuous, it’s an easy starter for talking with your teens about internet slang. Here are some suggestions for initiating conversation with your kids:
  • We all know lol shows that we think something is funny. What are some other slang abbreviations you use to express you’re laughing?
  • Do you ever use LOL as a fallback response when you’re not sure what someone’s message means?
  • What’s the funniest lol meme you’ve seen?
  • What’s your favorite LOL emoji?
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