Kids communicate through texts

  • Texting is the #2 use of cell phones -- after checking the time.
  • Teens send an average of 3,146 texts per month, and kids ages 9 to 12 send 1,146 (Nielsen, 2010).
  • 75% of 12 to 17 year old children own cell phones and 88% of them use text messaging (Pew, 2010).
  • 64% of parents look at the contents of their child’s cell phone and 62% of parents have taken away their child’s phone as punishment. (Pew, 2010).
  • 43% of teens who take their phones to school say they text in class at least once a day (Pew, 2010).

 Parents, do you know what and who your kids are texting? There are several codes/acronyms used by teens and adults in the texting world. Do you know what your kids are really saying?, and are they safe?. Many kids are using cryptic words to discuss drugs and meeting with possible predators on the internet and through text messaging.

1174 --Nude Club

8 -- Oral sex

53x -- Sex

420 -- Marijuana

<3 -- Heart

A/S/L/ or ASL -- Age, Sex, Location

BRB -- Be right back

CD9 -- Code 9, parents are around

GNOC -- Get naked on cam (webcam)

CU46 -- See you for sex

G2G -- Got to go

IWSN --I want sex now

(L)MIRL -- (let’s) Meet in real life

MOS  -- Mom over shoulder

NIFOC -- Naked in front of computer

P911 -- Parent emergency

PAW -- Parents are watching

PIR -- Parent in room

POS -- Parents over shoulder

PRW -- Parents are watching

RU/18  -- Are you over 18

SORGS -- Straight or Gay?

S2R -- Send to receive (pictures)

TDTM -- Talk dirty to meType your paragraph here.

For Parents

Teton County Sheriff's Office

   Teton County Idaho - 230 N Main St., Driggs ID 83422, (208) 776-8200