30 Horrifying internet acronyms every parent should know

Do you know what your kids are texting? If you think it's just a bunch of playful internet slang like "SMH" or "LMK," think again! If you have pre-teens or teens at home, chances are they're sending messages using acronyms like "IWS" meaning, I want sex now. Or "GNOC" which means "get naked on camera." How terrifying is this? But this is the world of teen sexting and it's time you learn more about it!


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I must be living under a rock or something because I had no idea what "IWS" or "GNOC" meant before now. In fact, I had no idea teens had internet slang for sexting--my goodness! When I was a teen I was too busy just trying to survive high school, forget sending text messages and pictures. Oh wait, I don't think phone cameras even existed back then ... but still!

If you think about it, these silly teens are actually a lot smarter than you'd think. I mean, there's nothing smart about sending a boy in your chemistry class pictures of you with no pants on. But they're using internet slang in case their parents get a hold of their texts. If you saw someone texted your daughter "GYPO" would you know that meant get your pants off? I didn't think so!

So even if you don't care about being tech savvy, it's probably important you learn what some of these acronyms mean or at least keep your eyes open because they could be red flags to of dangerous teen behavior. "It's a lot to keep track of," Katie Greer, a national internet safety expert tells CNN. "Asking kinds not only gives you great information, but it shows that you're paying attention and sparks the conversation around their online behaviors, which is imperative." So before you drive yourself crazy check out some of these internet acronyms every parent should know! WARNING: Some of these might freak you out and make you want to keep your kid away from smart phones forever!

IWS: I want sex.

IWSN: I want sex now.

GNOC: Get naked on camera

GYPO: Get your pants off

PIR: Parent in room

NIFOC: Naked in front of computer

CU46: See you for sex

53X: Sex

9: Parent watching

99: Parent gone

1174: Party meeting place

GTG: Got to go

IDK: I don't know

(L)MIRL: (Let's) meet in real life

MOS: Mom over shoulder

P911: Parent Emergency

PAW: Parents are watching

PIR: Parent in room

POS: Parent over shoulder

PRON: Porn

S2R: Send to Receive (Pictures)

TDTM: Talk Dirty to Me

8: It means ate or oral sex

143: I love you

1174: Nude club

420: Marijuana

J/O: Jerking off

MPFB: My personal F*** Buddy

Q2C: Quick to cum

RUH: Are you horny?

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