Texting Acronyms- Its Time to Take These Seriously


When I was a kid I remember passing my girlfriends notes in school, all written in pink ink and folded like a star or triangle, with “code words” mingled in with my sentences like NKOTB, ASAP, or TGIF-  not very exciting right?

Today’s teens do things a little differently.  Texting has replaced doodled note passing in the hall, and acronyms are a much easier way to short hand a message.

But…

There’re some acronyms that parents should be cautious about, which may be dangerous in nature or have sexual connotations.

Acronyms (1)LH6 – Let’s have sex

(L)MIRL – Let’s meet in real life

IPN – I’m posting naked

DOC – Drug of choice

WTTP – Want to trade pictures?

PRON – Porn

PIR – Parent in room

SUGARPIC – Suggestive or erotic photo

GYPO – Get your pants off

TDTM – Talk dirty to me

~for more acronyms please check out this site,  this one, and this one too.~

Trying to stay one step ahead of popular texting acronyms and have a frank and honest discussion with your kids on what’s appropriate and whats not, might save them from bigger issues later on down the road.

Its not just NKOTB anymore- its much more serious.  Play it safe and stay current and up-to-date with the trends your teen may be following.

 

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About Jennifer McDonnow

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