Welcome to 2015, where voice calls are out and texting is in.
If your teen didn’t get a cell phone for Christmas, he or she was probably either asking for one or already has one.
But there are some things you should know if you’re keeping track of those texts.
USA Today compiled a list of “essential texting acronyms every parent must know.”
First, does your child have something to hide? He or she may be using texts like CD9, short for “Code 9,” which means parents are around. There is also P911, or parent alert, KPC for keeping parents clueless, or MOS for mom over shoulder.
Next, when should you know that your child’s personal information is at risk? They may be using acronyms like LMIRL, for let’s meet in real life, or RU/18, for are you over 18.
Acronyms to look out for, according to USA Today, include 1174, for invited to a wild party, or NIFOC for nude in front of the computer.
Don’t forget, not every acronym is bad. BRB stands for be right back or CYT stands for see you tomorrow.