Hey Parents!  BTW IMHO kids are KPC

Recognize any of those words?

BTW- By The Way

IMHO - In My Honest Opinion

kids are KPC -  Keeping Parents Clueless

Want to decipher what is really being said by your child? 

  • Teens spend an average of seven hours and 22 minutes on their phones a day, and tweens -- ages 8 to 12 -- are not far behind, at four hours and 44 minutes daily.
  • Some estimates say there are over 8,000 dating/hook-up sites in the world. 

Apps that link teens to strangers

  •  71 % Have received messages from strangers without an app
  • 23%  Were bullied by strangers on apps/online
  • 22%  Considered meeting a stranger secretly
  • 14%  Actually followed through and met the stranger
  • 42%  Do not tell anyone (friend or adult)
  • 39%  Continue conversations with strangers
  • 9%  Tell an adult
  • 20%  Teens send nude photos/videos
  • 11%  Teens ages 13-16 send nude photos/videos
  • 39%  Teens send sexually suggestive messages
  • 48%  Teens have received nude images from strangers
  • 25%  Teens have been sent nudes meant for someone else.

Stranger Chat Apps to look for.

Queep...Sweet Dates...Holla...Omegle...Splansh (Stranger Messenger)

Chat for Strangers by FunPokes...Hitwe...Skout...LivU...Stranger (by brainsoft)

Azar...Flurv….Between...MeetMe...Hi5...Badoo...Waplog...Twoo...LOVOO

Cake...Chatous...Bloomy ...Anonymous Chat Rooms...Tellonym….Bigo

Live….IMVU...HouseParty….Tinder….Ask.fm...KiK….Voxer...Snapchat...VSCO

Whisper….Tumblr….Look

 

Stranger / Hookup Site Chat Lingo

  1. 143 – I love you 
  2. 2DAY – Today
  3. 4EAE – For ever and ever 
  4. ADN – Any day now
  5. AFAIK – As far as I know 
  6. AFK – Away from keyboard
  7. ASL – Age/sex/location 
  8. ATM – At the moment
  9. BFN – Bye for now 
  10. BOL – Be on later
  11. BRB – Be right back 
  12. BTW – By the way
  13. CTN – Can’t talk now 
  14. DWBH – Don’t worry, be happy
  15. F2F or FTF – Face to face 
  16. FWB – Friends with benefits
  17. FYEO – For your eyes only 
  18. GAL – Get a life
  19. GB – Goodbye 
  20. GLHF – Good luck, have fun
  21. GTG– Got to go 
  22. GYPO – Get your pants off
  23. HAK – Hugs and kisses 
  24. HAND – Have a nice day
  25. HTH – Hope this helps 
  26. HW– Homework
  27. IDK – I don’t know 
  28. IIRC – If I remember correctly
  29. IKR– I know, right? 
  30.  ILY / ILU– I love you
  31. IM– Instant message 
  32. IMHO – In my honest opinion
  33. IMO – In my opinion 
  34. IRL– In real life
  35. IWSN – I want sex now 
  36. IU2U – It’s up to you
  37. IYKWIM – If you know what I mean 
  38. J/K– Just kidding
  39. J4F – Just for fun 
  40. JIC– Just in case
  41. JSYK – Just so you know 
  42. KFY – Kiss for you
  43. KPC – Keeping parents clueless 
  44. L8– Late
  45. LMBO – Laughing my butt off 
  46. LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life
  47. LMK– Let me know 
  48. LOL – Laugh out loud
  49. LSR – Loser 
  50. MIRL – Meet in real life
  51. MOS – Mom over shoulder 
  52. NAGI– Not a good idea
  53. NIFOC– Nude in front of computer 
  54. NM – Never mind
  55. NMU – Not much, you? 
  56. NP – No problem
  57. NTS – Note to self 
  58. OIC – Oh I see
  59. OMG – Oh my God 
  60. ORLY – Oh, really?
  61. OT– Off topic 
  62. OTP– On the phone
  63. P911– Parent alert 
  64. PAW – Parents are watching
  65. PCM– Please call me 
  66. PIR – Parent in room
  67. PLS or PLZ– Please 
  68. PPL – People
  69. POS – Parents over shoulder 
  70. PTB– Please text back
  71. QQ – Crying. 
  72. RAK – Random act of kindness
  73. RL – Real life 
  74. ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
  75. RT – Retweet 
  76. RUOK – Are you okay?
  77. SMH – Shaking my head 
  78. SOS – Someone over shoulder
  79. SRSLY – Seriously 
  80. SSDD – Same stuff, different day
  81. SWAK – Sealed with a kiss 
  82. SWYP – So, what’s your problem?
  83. SYS – See you soon 
  84. TBC – To be continued
  85. TDTM– Talk dirty to me 
  86. TIME – Tears in my eyes
  87. WYCM – Will you call me? 
  88. TMI– Too much information
  89. TMRW – Tomorrow 
  90. TTYL– Talk to you later
  91. TY or TU– Thank you 
  92. VSF – Very sad face
  93. WB – Welcome back 
  94. WTH – What the heck?
  95. WTPA – Where the party at? 
  96. WYCM – Will you call me?
  97. YGM – You’ve got mail 
  98. YOLO – You only live once
  99. YW – You’re welcome 
  100. ZOMG – Oh my God (sarcastic)
  101. 182 – I hate you 
  102. 420 – Marijuana
  103. ADR – Address 
  104. CD9 – Code 9 – parents are around
  105. ILU – I Love You 
  106. KOTL – Kiss On The Lips
  107. LMIRL – Let’s Meet In Real Life 
  108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of Computer
  109. P999 – Parent Alert 
  110. PAL – Parents Are Listening
  111. RU/18 – Are You Over 18? 
  112.  WYRN – What’s Your Real Name?

 

 

Parents,

    You can do this!   Just because your kids are really good at all these codes doesn't mean that you can't understand what they are really saying.  Be a part of the conversation and make sure your kids remain safe.  Any kind of open dialogue with your kids will hurt in the beginning but pay off huge in the end.  

You are not prying....you are protecting!

 

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