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Secret sexting codes every parent needs to know to protect their child

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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. The online world is perpetually changing, and it can be difficult to be alert to which mediums are used and what exactly is going on.

To help worried parents, the Police Service of Northern Ireland have elected to post an American style graphic sexting dictionary on Facebook for parents to familiarise themselves with online talk.

It is a decision which the PSNI have also had to defend.

The police in Newry and Mourne asked parents on Facebook: Do you understand text talk?

The page of abbreviations is as alarming as it eye-opening. Ranging from salacious come-ons to disturbing orders to "kill yourself" it gives a sometimes uncomfortable glimpse into what happen online.

Presumably more in-the-know, young readers have pointed out the urban tech dictionary is not current.

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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.

"There are hundreds of text talk codes – a simple online search will reveal what any codes you spot actually mean." Belfast Live have since published an up-to-date version of the most common abbreviation s.

1. 143 – I love you

 

2. 2DAY – Today

 

3. 4EAE – For ever and ever

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4. ADN – Any day now

 

5. AFAIK – As far as I know

 

6. AFK – Away from keyboard

 

7. ASL – Age/sex/location

 

8. ATM – At the moment

 

9. BFN – Bye for now

 

10. BOL – Be on later

 

11. BRB – Be right back

 

12. BTW – By the way

 

13. CTN – Can’t talk now

 

14. DWBH – Don’t worry, be happy

 

15. F2F or FTF – Face to face

 

16. FWB – Friends with benefits

 

17. FYEO – For your eyes only

 

18. GAL – Get a life

 

19. GB – Goodbye

 

20. GLHF – Good luck, have fun

 

21. GTG– Got to go

 

22. GYPO – Get your pants off

 

23. HAK – Hugs and kisses

 

24. HAND – Have a nice day

 

25. HTH – Hope this helps / Happy to help

 

26. HW– Homework

 

27. IDK – I don’t know

 

28. IIRC – If I remember correctly

 

29. IKR– I know, right?

 

30. ILY / ILU– I love you

 

31. IM– Instant message

 

32. IMHO – In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion

 

33. IMO – In my opinion

 

34. IRL– In real life

 

35. IWSN – I want sex now

 

36. IU2U – It’s up to you

 

37. IYKWIM – If you know what I mean

 

38. J/K– Just kidding

 

39. J4F – Just for fun

 

40. JIC– Just in case

 

41. JSYK – Just so you know

 

42. KFY – Kiss for you

 

43. KPC – Keeping parents clueless

 

44. L8– Late

 

45. LMBO – Laughing my butt off

 

46. LMIRL – Let’s meet in real life

 

47. LMK– Let me know

 

48. LOL – Laugh out loud

 

49. LSR – Loser

 

50. MIRL – Meet in real life

 

51. MOS – Mom over shoulder

 

52. NAGI– Not a good idea

 

53. NIFOC– Nude in front of computer

 

54. NM – Never mind

 

55. NMU – Not much, you?

 

56. NP – No problem

 

57. NTS – Note to self

 

58. OIC – Oh I see

 

59. OMG – Oh my God

 

60. ORLY – Oh, really?

 

61. OT– Off topic

 

62. OTP– On the phone

 

63. P911– Parent alert

 

64. PAW – Parents are watching

 

65. PCM– Please call me

 

66. PIR – Parent in room

 

67. PLS or PLZ– Please

 

68. PPL – People

 

69. POS – Parents over shoulder

 

70. PTB– Please text back

 

71. QQ – Crying. This abbreviation produces an emoticon in text. It’s often used sarcastically.

 

72. RAK – Random act of kindness

 

73. RL – Real life

 

74. ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing

 

75. RT – Retweet

 

76. RUOK – Are you okay?

 

77. SMH – Shaking my head

 

78. SOS – Someone over shoulder

 

79. SRSLY – Seriously

 

80. SSDD – Same stuff, different day

 

81. SWAK – Sealed with a kiss

 

82. SWYP – So, what’s your problem?

 

83. SYS – See you soon

 

84. TBC – To be continued

 

85. TDTM– Talk dirty to me

 

86. TIME – Tears in my eyes

 

87. WYCM – Will you call me?

 

88. TMI– Too much information

 

89. TMRW – Tomorrow

 

90. TTYL– Talk to you later

 

91. TY or TU– Thank you

 

92. VSF – Very sad face

 

93. WB – Welcome back

 

94. WTH – What the heck?

 

95. WTPA – Where the party at?

 

96. WYCM – Will you call me?

 

97. YGM – You’ve got mail

 

98. YOLO – You only live once

 

99. YW – You’re welcome

 

100. ZOMG – Oh my God (sarcastic)

 

101. 182 – I hate you

 

102. 420 – Marijuana

 

103. ADR – Address

 

104. CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around

 

105. ILU – I Love You

 

106. KOTL – Kiss On The Lips

 

107. LMIRL – Let’s Meet In Real Life

 

108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer

 

109. P999 – Parent Alert

 

110. PAL – Parents Are Listening -or- Peace And Love

 

111. RU/18 – Are You Over 18?

 

112. WYRN – What’s Your Real Name?

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