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Wondering what your children are tapping into their phones? Here’s our parent’s guide to some popular teen chat acronyms:

  • ASL – age, sex, location (could mean your child is using an anonymous chat room)
  • CD9 – Code 9 (meaning parents are around)
  • GNOC – get naked on camera
  • KPC – keep parents clueless
  • IRL – in real life. See also:
  • MIRL – meeting in real life
  • LMIRL – let’s meet in real life (fine if it’s their friends)
  • IWSN – I want sex now
  • MOOS – member of the opposite sex
  • P911/P999 – parent alert
  • PAW – parents are watching
  • POS/MOS – parents over shoulder/mum over shoulder
  • RU/18 – are you over 18?
  • WYRN – what’s your real name?
  • Zerg – to gang up on someone
  • 420 – marijuana

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