Did your kids get a new mobile, tablet or computer for Christmas? Or perhaps they are already ‘across’ the digital world? We’ve done our own research and found some potentially worrying text codes that kids are using to communicate with each other.
Kids are, much like we were when we were kids, trying to fly ‘under the radar’ of their parents with text code and shortened words to communicate with each other. Some of this behaviour is just tyring to ‘look cool’ with their friends, of course, but some of these behaviours, and in particular these text codes are really alarming and you NEED to know about it NOW!
28 Text codes and acronyms parents MUST know
1. IWSN – I want s*x now
2. GNOC – Get naked on camera
3. NIFOC – Naked in front of computer
4. PIR – Parent in room
5 CU46 – See you for s*x
6. 53X – S*x
7. 9 – Parent watching
8. 99 – Parent gone
9. 1174‘ – Party meeting place
10. THOT – That hoe over there
11. CID – Acid (the drug)
12. Broken – Hungover from alcohol
13. 420 – Marijuana
14. POS – Parent over shoulder
15. SUGARPIC – Suggestive or erotic photo
16. KOTL – Kiss on the lips
17. (L)MIRL – Let’s meet in real life
18. PRON – P*rn
19. TDTM – Talk dirty to me
20. 8 – Oral s*x
21. CD9 – Parents around/Code 9
22. IPN – I’m posting naked
23. LH6 – Let’s have s*x
24. WTTP – Want to trade pictures?
25. DOC – Drug of choice
26. TWD – Texting while driving
27. GYPO – Get your pants off
28. KPC– Keeping parents clueless
Monitoring your kids mobile behaviour
Of course there are apps that parents can invest in to keep track of what they kids are doing on their mobile devices. The app Teensafe, launched in Australia in 2015, can monitor your child’s behaviour on their device. You can read all the iPhone or Android text messages your child has sent and received.
You can also view their phone call logs, phone contacts and web browsing history, and monitor Instagram and WhatsApp activity. TeenSafe also uses the phone’s GPS to track its location on a map! The flipside of the ‘monitoring’ conversation is the one about ‘trust’. What message does this send to your children if you are installing apps to monitor their conversations and behaviours? Read more about the importance of trust in parent/child relationships here
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