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Internet and Texting Slang Kids Use that Parents Should Know

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It is important for parents to know the internet and texting slang and keep up with it. Here are some common texting and internet slang kids use today...

Text messages to friends and online IMs are nothing new when you have a child in the home. These forms of communication are a great way for them to keep in touch on the go. While plenty of good comes from them, you’ll also find that not everything is as it seems. In some cases, what looks like a simple mistype or random letters or numbers could be something far more sinister. Since even good kids can make bad choices, it is important for parents to know the internet slang of today and to keep up with it as it evolves.

Internet and Texting Slang Red Flags

When you hear some of the internet slang below they can be red flags that  something are up. If you see the following they mean your child is likely up to something and want to alert the friend they are texting.

12345 – Parents Reading Screen.

9 – My parents are watching me.

99 – My parents are gone.

Code 9 (CD9) – My parents are around here.

KPC – Keeping parents clueless

MOS – Mom over shoulder

PA – Parent Alert.

P911 – Alert Parents!

PAL – My parents are listening

PAW – My parents are watching

PIR – My parent is in the room

POS – My parent is over my shoulder.

If you see these texted or on an instant message chat, it is a good idea to pay close attention to what your child is doing. It means there is something they don’t want you to see. It is a good idea to open up with them and hold a dialogue and to feel out the situation. Don’t instantly jump to accusations or cause an unnecessary rift, but use this as a chance to get things out into the open with each other. That way, you can build on trust and ultimately work on strengthening the bond between you so that if something does happen, your kids will talk to you.

Texting Sexual and Romance Items

Most of us want to believe our kids aren’t at that age where they are meeting up with people for physical relations. Unfortunately, there is plenty of internet slang out there that is designed to help them communicate their desires. Be sure to look out for any of the following:

8 – A reference to oral sex

143 – I love you

459 – I love you

53X – Sex

BAE Before anyone else / babe / boy or girl friend
BF / GF Boyfriend / Girlfriend

CU46 – See You For Sex
FWB – Friends with Benefits

GNOC – Get naked on camera

GYPO – Get your pants off

HAK – Hugs and Kisses

HAK – Hugs And Kisses
ILU – I Love You
IWSN – I Want Sex Now
KOTL – Kiss On The Lips
KFY -or- K4Y – Kiss For You

LH6 – Let’s Have Sex
FYEO – For Your Eyes Only

MPFB – My Personal F*** Buddy
NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer
NSFW – Not Safe for Work

pron – Porn
Q2C – Quick To Cum
RUH – Are You Horny?

RU/18 – Are You Over 18?
RUMORF – Are You Male OR Female?
SorG – Straight or Gay
TDTM – Talk Dirty To Me

THOT – That Hoe Over There

If you notice any of these items, it is a good idea to sit down and discuss relationships and even have the birds and the bees talk with your kids. After all, it is often more than harmless internet slang. When you approach the topic, remember the point is to have an open dialogue, rather than to flat out ask if your child is engaging in activity with someone. If you do suspect an adult is involved and your child is a victim, it is important to bring it up with the local authorities right away.

Drugs and Alcohol Slang

No one wants their children using drugs or alcohol. Unfortunately, it does happen. Because of that, you need to be aware of the different pieces of internet slang that kids use for both.

420 – Marijuana

A Bomb – Marijuana that is laced with hard drugs

A Boot – The Individual is high

Abe – $5 worth of whatever drugs are available

AC/DC – Codeine laced cough syrup

Acapulco (Green, Red, Gold) Marijuana

AD – Drug Addict

Adam – MDMA

Aeon Flux – LSD

Afgani Indica – Marijuana

African (black, bush, bush, woodbine) Marijuana

Agonies – Withdrawal symptoms associated with drugs

Ah pen yen (Opiates)

Aimes(ies) Amphetamines

Aip – Heroine

All American – Cocaine

All Star – Uses various drugs

Amoeba – PCP

Amp (head, joint, out) amphetamine or laced item.

Amping – Heartbeat is elevated

Angel (dust, hair, mist, poke, powder) – PCP

Apple Jacks – Crack

Are You Anywhere – Do you use marijuana?

Around the Turn – Just finished the withdrawal symptoms

Author – Physician who will write illegal prescriptions

Babe – Detox drug

Babysitter – Marijuana

Batman – Cocaine mixed with heroin

Beam me up Scotty – PCP mixed with Crack
BROKEN – hung over from alcohol

Doc – Drug of Choice

Pac Man – Ecstasy

Paper – Heroin

Paper Boy – Heroin Dealer

Pepsi Habit – Occasional drug user

M&M(s) – Antidepressants

Macaroni (and cheese) – Marijuana

Mayo – Cocaine

Mint (leaf, weed) – PCP, Marijuana

Monster – Cocaine

There are hundreds of other innocent words that appear normal in an everyday conversation that may seem out of place, or strange. When something doesn’t look right, it is important to look deeper into it. While autocorrect will occasionally toss in the wrong word here or there, there are times when kids are intentionally saying something that is far more sinister than you may realize. It is important that you do approach this calmly and ask questions as you build up the understanding of what happened. This way, you don’t drive your child in a different direction without intention and then you can continue to work with them and help them to get the assistance they need if necessary. After all, kids will make mistakes, just like you did when you were younger. But being a strong and supportive parent can help them to get their life back on track, so you can depend on them later in life.

Remember, internet and text messages are always evolving. Because of that, you need to take the time to keep up to date with the internet slang and other language kids are using. This can help you to spot problems before they happen and give you a chance to worry less about to still give them the chance to be themselves with their friends.

 

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