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Secret sexting codes you need to know to protect your child

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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.

“What is an appropriate age to give your child a smart phone or device and data or wifi access?

“There are hundreds of text talk codes – a simple online search will reveal what any codes you spot actually mean.”

1. 143 – I love you

2. 2DAY – Today

3. 4EAE – For ever and ever

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

111. RU/18 – Are You Over 18?
112. WYRN – What’s Your Real Name?

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