Faith and Family: How social media is hurting families — Hashtag index


May 28, 2015


The following list of hashtags only includes ones that are unique to teens and may be cause for alarm. A hashtag can be about anything but there are some, like the ones below, that are commonly used for specific purposes.

Self-harm, suicidal and depression hashtags

#suicidal #broken

#razors #helpme

#imnotokay

#worthless

 

Self-image and eating disorders hashtags

#thighgap #hipbones

#thinspiration #purge

#anorexia

#bulimic #mia

#ana #fakesmile 

 

Bullying hashtags

#derp — stupid

#butters — ugly

#jelly — jealous

#gokillyourself

#thot or #thotties — a promiscuous girl

#yag — you are gay

 

Drug/sex hashtags

#chirped — got caught

#lmirl — let’s meet in real life

#pron — porn

 

Popular and common hashtags

#lol — laugh out loud

#selfie — taking a picture of self

#turnt — have fun; get rowdy

#tbh — to be honest

#smh — shaking my head

#tbt — Throwback Tuesday/Thursday

#bae — babe

#mcm — man crush Monday

#wcw — woman crush Wednesday

#ootd — outfit of the day

 

#ratchet — disgusting

 

Source: Selfie: A Parent’s Guide to Social Media (CreateSpace, 2015) by Tommy McGregor 

Tommy McGregor is a Montgomery-based author, speaker, youth ministry coach/consultant and founder of TheTransMission, a ministry devoted to guiding high school seniors to a healthy spiritual transition to college. He can be contacted directly at tommy@thetransmission.org, as well as on Twitter at @tommymcgregor.

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