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Mission Impossible: Interpreting Computer Code

You've taken every step to ensure your child's safety on the Internet. The computer is in a family room or high-traffic room, you've installed your parental filters and you monitor your child's online activity. But do you know what your kids are saying online? If you've ever looked over the shoulder of your computer savvy teen while he/she is typing, you've probably wondered, "What does that mean?" when reading their words.
While some of these acronyms are basic and simply conversational, others are shocking and sexual. Keep reading, parents! This tip will help you decipher the lingo used to communicate over the Internet and in chat rooms, and help you protect your child from online predators.

2NITE = Tonight
A/S/L or ASL = Age/Sex/Location
AB = Ass Backwards
ABITHIWTIDB = A Bird In The Hand Is Worth Two In The Bush
ADR = Address
AEAP = As Early As Possible
ALAP = As Late As Possible
ASAP =As Soon As Possible
BEG = Big Evil Grin
BF = Boyfriend
BOHICA= Bend Over Here It Comes Again
BTDT = Been There Done That
BWO = Black, White or Other
BYKT = But you Knew That
CTC = Choking The Chicken
CYT or SYT = See You Tomorrow
DIKU = Do I Know You?
DYFM = Dude You Fascinate Me
EG = Evil Grin
EWI = E-mailing While Intoxicated
F2F = Face To Face
GAL = Get a life
GALGAL= Give A Little Get A Little
GF = Girlfriend
H&K or HAK= Hug and Kiss
I 1-D-R = I Wonder
IDTS = I Don't Think So
ILU or ILY = I Love You
INNW = If Not Now, When
IPN = I'm Posting Naked
IRL = In Real Life
IWSN = I Want Sex Now
IYKWIMAITYD = If You Know What I Mean And I Think You Do
JAFO = Just Another F***ing Onlooker
JT = Just Teasing
KFY = Kiss For You
KIT = Keep in Touch
KOC = Kiss on Cheek
KOL= Liss on Lips
KPC = Keeping Parents Clueless
KYPO = Keep Your Pants On
LD = Long Distance
LDR = Long Distance Relationship
LMIRL = Let's Meet In Real Life
LMK = Let Me Know
LTR = Long term relationship
LY = Love You
M/F or MorF = Male or Female
MOOS or MOTOS = Member Of The Opposite Sex
MOSS or MOTSS = Member Of The Same Sex
MOTAS = Member Of The Appropriate Sex
MTF = More to Follow
MUSM = Miss You So Much
MWBRL = More Will Be Revealed Later
NALOPKT = Not A Lot of People Know That
NAZ = Name, Address, Zip
NIFOC= Nude/Naked In Front Of The Computer
NP = Nosy Parents
OLL = On-Line Love
OM = Old Man
P&C = Private and Confidential
P911 = Parent Alert
PAL = Parents Are Listening
PANB = parents are Nearby
PAW = Parents Are Watching
PM = Private Message
POS = Parent Over Shoulder
RFS = Really F***ing Soon
RMLB = Read My Lips Baby
RUMORF = Are You Male Or Female
RUUP4IT = Are You Up For It
SCNR = Sorry, Could Not Resist
SITCOMs = Single Income, Two Children, Oppressive Mortgage
SMEM = Send Me E-Mail
SMIM = Send Me an Instant Message
SNAG = Sensitive New Age Guy
SO = Significant Other
SOMY = Sick of Me, Yet?
SorG = Straight or Gay?
STM = Spank The Monkey
SWAK = Sealed With A Kiss
TAW = Teachers Are Watching
TDTM = Talk Dirty To Me
TIA = Thanks in Advance
TIAIL = Think I Am In Love
TILII = Tell it Like it is
TMTOWTDI = There's More Than One Way To Do It
TNC = Tongue In Cheek
TNT = ‘Till Next Time
TOPCA = ‘Til Our Paths Cross Again
TOY = Thinking of You
TTT = Thought That Too
TWIWI = That Was Interesting, Wasn't It?
WFM = Works For Me
WIBNI = Wouldn't It Be Nice If
WIIFM = What's In It For Me?
WITFITS = What in the F*** is this Sh**
WTGP = Want To Go Private?
WTH = What/Who the Heck
WTRN = What's Your Real Name?
WUF = Where Are You From?
WYCM = Will You Call Me?
WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

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