CW: Physical abuse shown
|Safe space||A physical or emotional place of safety|
|Hits different||Affects differently|
|Trolling||Posting offensive comments|
|Woke||Aware of social issues|
CW, or "content warning," is a notice that the content you are about to read, view, or hear contains potentially offensive or objectionable material. For example, a video that contains a graphic depiction of violence may be prefaced by "CW: Violence." This is a warning that you should not watch the video if graphic violence upsets you.
Typically, CWs are written as "CW: Topic" or "CW // Topic." This makes the warnings easily identifiable. CWs are slightly different that TWs, or "trigger warnings," in that TWs are used primarily to label content that may cause someone to recall past trauma. CWs, on the other hand, can be used to label any sort of potentially objectionable content.
Some content that may be preceded by a content warning includes: