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Decoding 'sexting' lingo Story highlights Acronyms are widely used across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps Some acronyms can be a shorthand for sex, drugs and alcohol Experts say parents should be aware of acronyms and talk to their children about them Expert: If it makes you feel any better, I had no Sex acronyms and abbreviations, and neither did a number of women I asked about it.

Acronyms are widely popular across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps, because, in some cases, they offer a shorthand for communication that is meant to be instant. Chances are, your teen has sexted. But the issue, especially for parents, is understanding the slang that could signal some dangerous teen behavior, such as "Sex acronyms and abbreviations" which means "get naked on camera.

And it certainly helps for a parent to know that "PIR" means parent in room, which could mean the teen wants to have a conversation Sex acronyms and abbreviations things that his or her mom and dad might not approve of.

Katie Greer is a national Internet safety expert who has provided Internet and technology safety training to schools, law enforcement agencies and community organizations throughout the country for more than seven years. She says research shows that a majority of teens believe that their parents are starting to keep tabs on their online and social Sex acronyms and abbreviations lives.

But parents would drive themselves crazy, she said, Sex acronyms and abbreviations they tried to decode every text, Sex acronyms and abbreviations and post they see their teen sending or receiving.

Still, if parents come across any acronyms they believe could be problematic, they should talk with their kids about them, said Greer. But how, on earth, is a parent to keep up with all these acronyms, especially since new ones are being introduced every day?

Parents can always do a Google search if they stumble upon an phrase they aren't familiar with, but the other option is asking their children, since these phrases can have different meanings for different people.

Teen 'like' and FOMO anxiety. Micky Morrison, a mom of two in Islamorada, Florida, says she finds Internet acronyms "baffling, annoying and hilarious at the same time.

She's none too pleased that acronyms like "LOL" and "OMG" are being Sex acronyms and abbreviations into conversation, and already told her year-old son -- whom she jokingly calls "deprived," since he does not have a phone yet -- that acronym talk is not allowed in her presence. But the issue really came to a head when her son and his adolescent friends got together and were all "ignoring one another with noses in their phones," said Morrison, founder of BabyWeightTV.

But back to the serious issue at hand, below are 28 Internet acronyms, which I learned from Greer and other parents I talked with, as well as from sites such as NoSlang. After you read this list, you'll likely start looking at your teen's texts in a whole new way.

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