If You’re a Parent, You NEED To Know What This Dangerous Texting Slang Means

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It’s nearly impossible to keep up with technology these days, much less all the slang and emojis and acronyms that go along with it.

Right now you’re probably going, “IKR? LOL.”

Either that or you have no clue what I’m talking about, in which case, this post is for you and I highly doubt you’re laughing out loud. That’s because there is a much more dangerous side to texting and computer slang that teens and tweets are using, and as parents, it’s important that you know exactly what’s going down.

Some might seem harmless enough, but you never know who or what is on the other end of the phone or computer — and what their intentions are.

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We’ll just right into the heavy hitters and say that there’s nothing subtle about this one. GNOC is short for “Get Naked On Camera.” I know. Let’s hope you never find it on your kid’s phone.

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Nope, not “turn up the music” so something equally innocent, although there are two meanings to this slang, and one is fairly simple. It could be used to refer to something that is trending or popular at the moment. It can also mean being drunk or stoned, so it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for this.

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There’s no way to sugarcoat this one either, as KMS/KYS means “kill myself” or “kill yourself.” Teens are known for being dramatic and this is unfortunately thrown around all the time, but teen suicide is also at an alarmingly high rate, so this should never be taken lightly.

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Again, we have two meanings here. The first is simply a dance that looks like someone is sneezing into their arm, yet it totally caught on (it’s “lit,” you might say.) The other is a dose of pot, so there’s that.

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This is used and overused and then used again. At a basic level, you probably think it’s just putting on the sweatpants, popping some popcorn, and watching TV. But it actually means getting together and hooking up.

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FBOI means “A Guy Who’s Just Looking For Sex.” That doesn’t mean he’ll find it, but knowing such text slang is important to stay in the loop.

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It sounds like some code number or password, but it actually somehow translates to “Meet at a party, stat.” True, it might just be from a friend, but it could also be dangerous slang if your kid is using it to make plans with someone they met online.

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How could a vegetable be dangerous, you ask? The poor eggplant has been relegated to symbolizing the penis. This is one time you don’t want to encourage them to eat their vegetables.

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The peach emoji, on the other hand, is used to refer to the butt. Again, this can be used quite innocently. But it can also be used as slang for what went on the previous night or what might go down in the future.

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Options that would make sense include maybe crying, taking a shower, or rain. Nope, you would be wrong. It actually means “ejaculate,” and the tongue is often used with this one.

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It kind of sounds like a famous chicken place, but actually means “Keeping Parents Clueless,” which is not a good thing if, you know, you’re a parent. From meeting someone they met online to going to a party, this text slang will keep you aware that something is going on that you should know about.

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This is simply an abbreviation of “address,” but it’s not as simple as that. If they’re giving their personal address to strangers they met online, things can get dangerous really fast.

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F2F means “Face to face,” either meeting the person in real life or switching on the camera. This is, once again, a dangerous situation. The other person could ask your kid to do inappropriate things on the video camera. On the other hand, the stranger may want to meet your kid in real life.

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Speaking of that…LMIRL means “Let’s meet in real life,” and I don’t think I have to tell you where that can go — nowhere good.

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Last but not least, we have WTTP, which means “Want to trade pictures.” It could just be two friends sending over pictures, which is no big deal. But it could also be your kid sending a photo to a stranger, or worse, sending inappropriate pictures of themselves to someone. It’s better to be safe than sorry!

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