Are you familiar with enough text "speak" to be able to notice if you child is in trouble? If not, you might want to look at this.

Back in the day, "shorthand" is how some people could communicate. Well, now the new shorthand can be seen on smartphones all over the world. Sure, you might be able to figure out some of the more "common" ones...

LOL = Laugh Out Loud

IRL = In Real Life

TYVM = Thank You Very Much

GR8 = of course means Great

It's kind of like trying to figure out Vanity Plates on the highway.

Now, according to Bark, a safety app people download to monitor sites and services teens use, here are some "red flag" terms parents should know.

LH6 = Let’s Have Sex

MOS = Mom over the Shoulder

CD9 = Code 9, Parents Around


53X = sneaky way to type "sex"

GNOC = Get Naked on Camera.

KMS = Kill Myself

KYS =  Kill Yourself

POS = parent over shoulder

99 = Parents are Gone


WTTP = want to trade photos?

LMIRL = let’s meet in real life

GNOC = Get Naked On Camera

Netflix and Chill = Getting Together and Hooking Up

UH = You Horny?

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