(USA Today Parents, do you know these acronyms when it comes to your kids' texting?
  • CD9: Short for "Code 9," which means parents are around.
  • KPC: Keeping Parents Clueless
  • MOS: Mom Over Shoulder
  • P911: Parent Alert
  • PAL: Parents Are Listening
  • PAW: Parents Are Watching
  • PIR: Parent In Room
  • POS: Parent Over Shoulder
  • Your kid's personal information or safety is at risk
  • ASL: Age/Sex/Location
  • F2F: Face to Face. Asking for a meeting or video chat
  • LMIRL: Let's Meet In Real Life
  • NAZ: Name/Address/ZIP
  • MOOS: Member of the Opposite Sex
  • MOSS: Member of the Same Sex
  • MORF or RUMORF: Male or Female, or Are Your Male or Female?
  • RU/18: Are You Over 18?
  • WUF: Where You From?
  • WYCM: Will You Call Me?
  • WYRN: What's Your Real Name?

Your kid shouldn't be involved in this:
  • 143, 459 or ILU: I love you
  • 1174: Invited to a wild party
  • 420: Marijuana
  • GNOC: Get Naked On Cam
  • GYPO: Get Your Pants Off
  • AMEZRU: I Am Easy, Are You?
  • IWSN: I Want Sex Now
  • KFY or K4Y: Kiss For You
  • KOTL: Kiss On The Lips
  • NIFOC: Nude In Front Of The Computer
  • RUH: Are You Horny?
  • TDTM: Talk Dirty To Me

Not every acronym is bad:

  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • CWYL: Chat With You Later
  • CYT: See You Tomorrow
  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion
  • IMNSHO: In My Not So Humble Opinion
  • L8R: Later
  • LMK: Let Me Know
  • NM: Never Mind
  • ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
  • SOHF: Sense Of Humor Failure


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