Internet has affected virtually every aspect of human lives. But the increasing way at which teenagers immerse themselves in this trend has brought up new challenges, especially for parents who will have to keep up with the constantly changing internet/mobile technology and its lingua – Parenting has never been this difficult.
Imagine this scenario, your daughter is sitting beside you on the coach and she’s sex texting without you having a inkling of what she’s doing – even when you can view her SMS. Would you be able to interpret this message if she writes, I’ll GNOC as soon as 99. (see our list for its meaning)
Therefore, parents need to get acquainted with the language used by their children to be able to succeed at parenting, particularly, in our climes where good family names are held in high esteem.
Here, we present to you a list by CNN’s correspondent, Kelly Wallace, who compiled popular acronyms widely used by teens on Internet,social media and texting apps.
Read the list, it will redefine how you monitor your teen’s conversations with his/her peers.
- IWSN– I want sex now
- GNOC– Get naked on camera
- NIFOC– Naked in front of computer
- PIR– Parent in room
5 CU46 – See you for sex
- 53X– Sex
- 9– Parent watching
- 99 –Parent gone
- 1174′– Party meeting place
- THOT– That hoe over there
- CID– Acid (the drug)
- Broken– Hungover from alcohol
- 420– Marijuana
- POS– Parent over shoulder
- SUGARPIC– Suggestive or erotic photo
- KOTL– Kiss on the lips
- (L)MIRL– Let’s meet in real life
- PRON– Porn
- TDTM– Talk dirty to me
- 8 –Oral sex
- CD9 –Parents around/Code 9
- IPN– I’m posting naked
- LH6– Let’s have sex
- WTTP– Want to trade pictures?
- DOC– Drug of choice
- TWD– Texting while driving
- GYPO– Get your pants off
- KPC– Keeping parents clueless