The Secret Language Of Teens & Tweens : Part 2

The Secret Language Of Teens & Tweens : Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our post about the Secret Language of Teens & Tweens. Check out Part 1 from last week here.

M

 
MCM Man Crush Monday
MIRL Meet in real life
MOS Mom over shoulder
MT Modified tweet
MTFBWY May the force be with you
MYOB Mind your own business

N

 
NAGI Not a good idea
NBC Nobody cares though
NBD No big deal
NIFOC Nude in front of computer
NM Never mind -OR- Not much
NMU Not much, you?
NP No problem
NSFL Not safe for life
NSFW Not safe for work
NTS Note to self
NTW Not to worry
NVM Never mind

O

 
Obv / Obvi Obviously
OG Original gangster
OIC Oh I see
OMG Oh my god
ORLY Oh, really?
OT Off topic
OTP On the phone

P

 
P911 Parent alert
P999 Parent alert -OR- Parent emergency
PAL Parents are listening -OR- Peace & love
PAW Parents are watching
PCM Please call me
PDA Public display of affection
PIR Parent in room
PLS or PLZ Please
POIDH Pics / pictures, or it didn't happen
PPL People
POS Parents over shoulder
PSA Public service announcement
PTB Please text back

Q

 
QQ  Crying. (This abbreviation creates an emoticon in text. It's often used sarcastically.)

R

 
RAK Random acts of kindness
RL Real life
RLY Really
ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing
RT Retweet
RU/18 Are you over 18?
RUOK Are you okay?

S

 
SMH Shaking my head
SOS Someone over shoulder
SRSLY Seriously
SSDD Same stuff, different day
SWAK Sealed with a kiss
SWYP So, what's your problem?
SYS See you soon

T

 
TBC To be continued
TBH To be honest
TDTM Talk dirty to me
TIME Tears in my eyes
TL;DR Too long; didn't read
TMI Too much information
TMRW Tomorrow
TTYL Talk to you later
TTYN Talk to you never
TTYS Talk to you soon
TY or TU Thank you
TYVM Thank you very much

V

 
VSF Very sad face

W

 
WB Welcome back
WBU What about you?
WTH What the hell?
WTPA Where the part at?
WYCM Will you call me?
WYRN What's your real name?

Y

 
YGM You've got mail
YGTR You got that right
YOLO You only live once
YSK You should know
YW You're welcome

Z

 
ZOMG Oh my god (sarcastic)

 

If You See Questionable Text Messages Or Anything Else Alarming, What Should You Do?

As teens and tweens start to have more independence and are finding their own way, it can be difficult to know where to set the boundaries, where to monitor closely, where to allow more freedom, and where to step in and handle things as the authority figure in their lives. But if you see a secret message or anything on their devices or in their message history that gives you cause for concern, speak to them. Let them know that what they put out there on social media, or even in messages to friends, can come back to haunt them later in life.

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