10. Zerg – to Gang Up or Bully on Someone (Usually Online)
The term “zerg” is derived from the classic game Starcraft where enemies would team up against another player in an effort to bully their intended target into submission. If your teen plans to zerg someone, it’s time for you to intervene. Let them know that zerging is a form of cyberbullying and aside from not being tolerated, it can have social and legal ramifications.
There are many other text codes that parents should learn if they want to decipher what their teens are discussing with their friends, partners, and others. At Parentology, we’re trying to build up that list so that everyone stays informed.
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