Teenspeak Online – Can You Crack The Code? Yep PIR!
A recent report by CNN, covered in the Daily Mail Online lists 28 internet acronyms used by youngsters to shield their online activity from their parents’ beady eyes.
The list was compiled by Kelly Wallace with the help of Internet safety expert Katie Greer and contains details of slang such as “420” for marijuana, “POS” for parent over shoulder and the worrying “L(MIRL)” – let’s meet in real life.
Ieuan plays with carefully supervised games apps!
Happily my kids are not yet of an age to have social media profiles but my nieces and nephews are and I figure that, as parents, we should all make sure we are aware of the dangers facing our children both now and in the future.
Common sense suggests that it is best to have a family PC in a room where internet activity can be monitored, but, as we all know, real life isn’t like that. We are already explaining to our daughter (7) that it is very easy for people to disguise who they really are online. She enjoys looking at her cousins’ Facebook pages but under close supervision.
I really recommend that you take a moment to read the Daily Mail’s article which also advises on talking to teens about online safety and here’s hoping you don’t come across any of this list.
Midlife mum from Cardiff. Wine Imbiber. Likes glitter, fluff and olives. Approaching tweendom with Caitlin (11) and Ieuan (10). The husband is hiding in the loft.
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