Acronyms are widely popular across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps, because, in some cases, they offer a shorthand for communication that is meant to be instant.
41 internet acronyms every parent should know
The Internet is rife with various acronyms and complex slangs. This article will help parents decode the meaning to most of them.
But the issue, especially for parents, is understanding these slangs that could signal some dangerous teen behaviour.
Research shows that a majority of teens believe that their parents are starting to keep tabs on their online and social media lives.
"With that, acronyms can be used by kids to hide certain parts of their conversations from attentive parents," says Katie Greer, a national internet safety expert. "Acronyms used for this purpose could potentially raise some red flags for parents."
Here are 41 internet acronyms and slangs that every parent should know and watch out for when next their teens are texting friends:
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