Sunday, 7 February 2016

parents guide to text lingo


As people use more and more text speak these days parents, grandparents,  teaches and other people working in kids or youth work should know what these terms means because kids are using them and as a person who have kids/youth in your charge you need to keep kids/youth safe

Below is the Top 50 Most Popular Text Terms found on netlingo, most of these on the whole seem safe, but there are some even on on this list that are maybe not safe  http://www.netlingo.com/top50/popular-text-terms.php

1. 2moro - Tomorrow
2. 2nite - Tonight
3. BRB - Be Right Back
4. BTW - By The Way -or- Bring The Wheelchair
5. B4N - Bye For Now
6. BCNU - Be Seeing You
7. BFF - Best Friends Forever -or- Best Friend's Funeral
8. CYA - Cover Your Ass -or- See Ya
9. DBEYR - Don't Believe Everything You Read
10. DILLIGAS - Do I Look Like I Give A Sh**
11. FUD - Fear, Uncertainty, and Disinformation
12. FWIW - For What It's Worth -or- Forgot Where I Was
13. GR8 - Great
14. ILY - I Love You 15. IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
16. IRL - In Real Life
17. ISO - In Search Of
18. J/K - Just Kidding
19. L8R - Later
20. LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
21. LOL - Laughing Out Loud -or- Lots Of Love -or- Living On Lipitor
22. LYLAS - Love You Like A Sister
23. MHOTY - My Hat's Off To You
24. NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard
25. NP - No Problem -or- Nosy Parents
26. NUB - New person to a site or game
27. OIC - Oh, I See
28. OMG - Oh My God
29. OT - Off Topic
30. POV - Point Of View
31. RBTL - Read Between The Lines
32. ROTFLMAO - Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
33. RT - Real Time -or- ReTweet
34. THX or TX or THKS - Thanks
35. SH - Sh** Happens
36. SITD - Still In The Dark
37. SOL - Sh** Out of Luck -or- Sooner Or Later
38. STBY - Sucks To Be You
39. SWAK - Sealed (or Sent) With A Kiss
40. TFH - Thread From Hell
41. RTM or RTFM - Read The Manual -or- Read The F***ing Manual
42. TLC - Tender Loving Care
43. TMI - Too Much Information
44. TTYL - Talk To You Later -or- Type To You Later
45. TYVM - Thank You Very Much
46. VBG - Very Big Grin
47. WEG - Wicked Evil Grin
48. WTF - What The F***
49. WYWH - Wish You Were Here
50. XOXO - Hugs and Kisses

most would say "what is wrong with these they seen harmless to me", yes, but there is also on NetLingo an extended list some of the terms on this list parents need to know as kids these days are using them, some of the terms are very shocking, check these terms out and check your kids phones and devices http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

more text terms and parents advice can be found in a article called "Internet Terms and Acronyms Parents MUST Know" this can be found here http://crystalandcomp.com/internet-terms-and-acronyms/