Learn Chat Language

New technology has created new methods of communicating among today's youth. Texting and instant messaging are methods of communicating most parents have trouble understanding. Use of these technologies grows by the day and parents must educate themselves in order to protect their kids.

Below is a list of common acronyms used in chat rooms, instant messaging and texting. Parents, use this list and the linked resources to become aware of and educate yourself on this lingo.

ASL? Age/Sex/Location?
BBL Be Back Later
BFN Bye for Now
BEG Big Evil Grin
FMTYEWTK Far More Than You Ever Wanted to Know
KOL Kiss On Lips
LMIRL Let's Meet In Real Life
LY Love You
MOTOS Member of the Opposite Sex
121 One To One
PAL Parents Are Listening
PIR Parent in Room
POS Parent Over Shoulder
P911 Parent Alert
RUUP4IT Are You Up For It?
SAW Siblings Are Watching
TAW Teachers Are Watching
TMI Too Much Information
WIBNI Wouldn't It Be Nice If...
WTGP Want To Go Private?
WYRN What's Your Real Name?


Helpful lingo and acronym links