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Internet acronyms every parent should be aware of


Omg, rn, afk, my gf just lol bc she’s on imgur w this tl;dr posts and nty. Imo, lame af. Oh, brb, I gtg. Ttyl!” (from Nafisa Kabir on Quora)

If you’re text savvy enough to understand that statement above then you’re probably better off than 94% of the parents out there. So says CNN in one of their most recent publications on ‘Being 13, Inside the Secret World of Teens‘. 

This is the way kids communicate on Social Media today and for the most part, it’s a cool fun way to chat. There is however another side to the story and one which parents should be aware of. 

Sexting is the act of sending images or text messages via mobile devices. Along with this comes a whole new language that can help to keep some of those sexting message hidden away from the untrained eye. Listed below are some of the current acronyms that kids use when chatting with eachother on their phones and tables. How many of them did you know?


1. IWSN – I want sex now

2. GNOC – Get naked on camera

3. NIFOC – Naked in front of computer

4. PIR – Parent in room

CU46 – See you for sex

6. 53X – Sex

7. – Parent watching

8. 99 – Parent gone

9. 1174′ – Party meeting place

10. THOT – That hoe over there

11. CID – Acid (the drug)

12. Broken – Hungover from alcohol

13. 420 – Marijuana

14. POS – Parent over shoulder

15. SUGARPIC – Suggestive or erotic photo

16. KOTL – Kiss on the lips

17. (L)MIRL – Let’s meet in real life

18. PRON – Porn

19. TDTM – Talk dirty to me

20. 8 – Oral sex

21. CD9 – Parents around/Code 9

22. IPN – I’m posting naked

23. LH6 – Let’s have sex

24. WTTP – Want to trade pictures?

25. DOC – Drug of choice

26. TWD – Texting while driving

27. GYPO – Get your pants off

28. KPC– Keeping parents clueless

(Source: 28 Internet Acronyms Every Parent Should Know)