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