Do you know if your teen’s texting shorthand if just efficient typing or is it actually sexting going on right under your nose?
The London Free Press posted 10 sexting codes every parent should be able to translate.
See how you do. I posted the translations further below.
I found an online dictionary of acronyms and text shorthand – NetLingo — where you can look up texts if you don’t know what they mean. I found a bunch of the ones above. So this seems like a good resource for parents who are trying to keep up.
Here are the translations without having to look them up.
1. CD9 – code 9 parents are around
2. P911 – parent alert
3. PIR – parent in room
4. 8 – oral sex (or ate)
5. GYPO – get your pants off
6. GNRN – get naked right now
7. RUH – are you horny
8. CU46 – see you for sex
9. IWSN – I want sex now
10. GNOC – get naked on camera (webcam)”
How did you do on your translations? Did you know what they mean without the answers? Ididn’t do well at all but then again I tend to spell all my texts out.
What other text codes have you seen or heard your teenagers use? Do you ever look back at their text logs to see what they are writing or sending? Is that part of the deal? Or do you just look over their shoulders while they are texting?
How are you monitoring? How do you know if bad things are afoot?