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July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Jul 07, 2011
Slang, abbreviations, and other
secret codes have helped kids hide conversations and thoughts from their
parents for years. Remember Pig Latin back in the day? Ecretsay anguageslay
avehay elpedhay idskay elayray iddenhay essagesmay romfay heirtay arentspay.
This stuff is alive and well
today, but they're a little more complex than Pig Latin. These cryptic
conversations are found in text messages, instant messages, and emails. Though
most of these conversations may be innocent, texting "code" is
intentionally used to take less time texting, but it also can keep parents in
You probably recognize the
harmless ones like "lol," "bff," and "brb." But what if you stumble
across "W2 ?^ L8R?" What may look like a typo or gibberish could be a hidden
message that a parent would want to know.
"W2 ?^ L8R?" means "Want to hook
up later?" Though this message may be innocent on a Saturday afternoon, it
might have a significantly different meaning at 10 p.m. on a Tuesday night.
If you see something over your
kid's shoulder that looks a little like, "PIR" (or Parent in Room),
what can you do? Fortunately, there are a few websites which can decipher
these hip codes for us old people. If in doubt or in the dark, check