Honestly, doesn’t it sometimes feel like texting is just a whole other language? If you happen to catch a glance at the screen of a teen there’s a good chance you have no idea what they are talking about. All acronyms all the time. For parents, it’s important to take the time to learn what some of the shorthand means.
We would never insist on spying on your kids but do believe there is a benefit to staying up to date on your teen’s social media and smartphone activity. Educate yourself about the most common social media acronyms and slang so you can be aware of the conversations your teen is having because even though most conversations are harmless, sometimes they can indicate red flags. Some strange texting lingo might double as code for suicidal thoughts, bullying, sex and drugs.
Below we have shared just a handful of popular acronyms but whether you plan to monitor your kids or want help deciphering the latest text codes, online website Netlingo is a great resource.