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Teen Tips: Acronyms Parents of Teens Should Know

 

Nowadays, if you see a teen, you see someone texting. Teens text about everything going on in their lives and have developed many abbreviations and acronyms to get their messages out even faster. From BTW: By The Way to LOL: Laugh Out Loud, most acronyms and abbreviations are benign. What happens though, when your teen is texting and you walk into the room? Teens have many ways to let their friends know when their parents are near and the subject needs to be changed, including: PAW: Parents are Watching, PIR: Parents in Room, POS: Parent Over Shoulder, PLOS: Parents Looking Over Shoulder, and DC9: Code 9 Parents are around.

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