The 112 secret sexting codes kids are using on social media which parents need to know

With so much interaction done online, it’s increasingly tricky to know when your child is potentially in danger.

The line between trusting your child (and respecting their privacy) and policing them out of concern is a fine one for parents to tread.

As such, police have shared a list of ‘secret texting codes’ children are using.

These codes are also regularly used by sex pests looking to groom children online.

The list of abbreviations includes codes for ‘get naked on cam’, ‘parents are watching’, and ‘see you for sex’.

A spokesman for Newry and Mourne PSNI, said: “As a follow up to the text talk post just to clarify that this was an American resource and indeed some of the codes may not be being used here but it is something to be aware off if you see cryptic messages on your kids devices.

“Also prevention is better than cure so speak to your kids about their online activity, what they are using and respect the age limits of social media platforms – is it proper to set up a kid with a Facebook account at eight years old?

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“What is an appropriate age to give your child a smart phone or device and data or wifi access?

“There are hundreds of text talk codes – a simple online search will reveal what any codes you spot actually mean.”

Here is a further list of abbreviations regularly used by children:

  • 143 – I love you
  • 2DAY – Today
  • 4EAE – For ever and ever
  • ADN – Any day now
  • AFAIK – As far as I know
  • AFK – Away from keyboard
  • ASL – Age/sex/location
  • ATM – At the moment
  • BFN – Bye for now
  • BOL – Be on later
  • BRB – Be right back
  • BTW – By the way
  • CTN – Can’t talk now
  • DWBH – Don’t worry, be happy
  • F2F or FTF – Face to face
  • FWB – Friends with benefits
  • FYEO – For your eyes only
  • GAL – Get a life
  • GB – Goodbye
  • GLHF – Good luck, have fun
  • GTG– Got to go
  • GYPO – Get your pants off
  • HAK – Hugs and kisses
  • HAND – Have a nice day
  • HTH – Hope this helps / Happy to help
  • HW– Homework
  • IDK – I don’t know
  • IIRC – If I remember correctly
  • IKR– I know, right?
  • ILY / ILU– I love you
  • IM– Instant message
  • IMHO – In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion
  • IMO – In my opinion
  • IRL– In real life
  • IWSN – I want sex now
  • IU2U – It’s up to you
  • IYKWIM – If you know what I mean
  • J/K– Just kidding
  • J4F – Just for fun
  • JIC– Just in case
  • JSYK – Just so you know
  • KFY – Kiss for you
  • KPC – Keeping parents clueless
  • L8– Late
  • LMBO – Laughing my butt off
  • LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life
  • LMK– Let me know
  • LOL – Laugh out loud
  • LSR – Loser
  • MIRL – Meet in real life
  • MOS – Mum over shoulder
  • NAGI– Not a good idea
  • NIFOC– Nude in front of computer
  • NM – Never mind
  • NMU – Not much, you?
  • NP – No problem
  • NTS – Note to self
  • OIC – Oh I see
  • OMG – Oh my God
  • ORLY – Oh, really?
  • OT– Off topic
  • OTP– On the phone
  • P911– Parent alert
  • PAW – Parents are watching
  • PCM– Please call me
  • PIR – Parent in room
  • PLS or PLZ– Please
  • PPL – People
  • POS – Parents over shoulder
  • PTB– Please text back
  • QQ – Crying. This abbreviation produces an emoticon in text. It’s often used sarcastically.
  • RAK – Random act of kindness
  • RL – Real life
  • ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
  • RT – Retweet
  • RUOK – Are you okay?
  • SMH – Shaking my head
  • SOS – Someone over shoulder
  • SRSLY – Seriously
  • SSDD – Same stuff, different day
  • SWAK – Sealed with a kiss
  • SWYP – So, what’s your problem?
  • SYS – See you soon
  • TBC – To be continued
  • TDTM– Talk dirty to me
  • TIME – Tears in my eyes
  • WYCM – Will you call me?
  • TMI– Too much information
  • TMRW – Tomorrow
  • TTYL– Talk to you later
  • TY or TU– Thank you
  • VSF – Very sad face
  • WB – Welcome back
  • WTH – What the heck?
  • WTPA – Where the party at?
  • WYCM – Will you call me?
  • YGM – You’ve got mail
  • YOLO – You only live once
  • YW – You’re welcome
  • ZOMG – Oh my God (sarcastic)
  • 182 – I hate you
  • 420 – Marijuana
  • ADR – Address
  • CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around
  • ILU – I Love You
  • KOTL – Kiss On The Lips
  • LMIRL – Let’s Meet In Real Life
  • NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer
  • P999 – Parent Alert
  • PAL – Parents Are Listening -or- Peace And Love
  • RU/18 – Are You Over 18?
  • WYRN – What’s Your Real Name?

SOURCE:https://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/112-secret-sexting-codes-kids-13867956