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If your teenage son or daughter has a smartphone, they may be using a series of secret codes to communicate with friends without you or other parents knowing what they’re saying.
Most adults know at least a few of the acronyms, like “LOL” for laughing out loud, “JK” for just kidding and “LY” for love you.
Teen texting codes revealed
However, other teen texting codes are far more secretive. Bark, a tech company that helps parents monitor their children’s messages for issues like cyber-bullying and sexting, has put together a new list.
Using Bark’s list and another one from NetLingo, we’ve identified some of the most surprising codes.
Before you read through this list, we should let you know that many of the codes refer to either sex or drugs, two things parents of teenagers are naturally concerned about.
Here’s the list of 25 texting codes every parent should know:
1174 – Meet at a party spot
420 – Marijuana reference
53X – Code for sex
8 – Code for oral sex
99 – Parents are gone
CU46 – See you for sex
9 & CD9 – “Code 9”, parents are around
GNOC – Get naked on cam
GYOP – Get your pants off
IWSN – I want sex now
KMN – Kill me now
KMS – Kill myself
KYS – Kill yourself
LH6 – Let’s have sex
MOS – Mom over shoulder
MPFB – My personal **** buddy
Netflix and chill – Getting together and hooking up
NIFOC – Nude in front of computer
P911 – Parent alert
PAW – Parents are watching
PIR – Parent in room
TDTM – Talk dirty to me
Thot – Stands for “that hoe over there” and is often used instead of “slut”
TWD – Texting while driving
WTTP – Want to trade pics?
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