Adolescents text speak for 'It's up to you'. There is a whole new language out there that we, as parents, need to keep up with.
They way our teens and even younger kids communicate is very different from what most of us did. The amount of possibilities are scary as it's hard to keep up with it all.
However, we need to. To love means caring and we show we care by getting involved in their world. They might say they don't want us to but what they want and what we do are two different things. Our adolescents need our caring more than ever, ask questions, learn about their world, keep and eye on their communication when possible. Question their decisions and have discussions on what is right or wrong, acceptable or unacceptable, what is a relationship and caring for someone and what is 'normal' sex. Sex is a massive part for teenagers and to understand how to behave, they need guidance from us, not the Internet and friends. Dare to talk and step out of your comfort zone. Our kids need it!
This is some of the text speak being used:
FYEO - for your eyes only
PAW - parents are watching
F2F - face to face
LMIRL - let's meet in real life
DILLIGAF - do I look like I give a f***
53x - sex
DOC - drug of choice
IPN - I'm posting naked
GNOC - get naked on cam
There is a lot more to learn, get involved! Enjoy your teenagers life!