But if you do find your youngster using acronyms that contain explicit meanings, you should step in.
How you stop the behavior is up to you, but it does need to be dealt with.
There are a number of online resources for parents to learn the slang being used, but it's important to remember that there's no one dictionary.
What the teens use in Indiana is not going to be the same as the ones they use in New York.
That way I really didn't have to go in a check it all the time.
I could just go in once a day and click on history to see where he had been roaming around to.
Sometimes children are talking to people they don’t know in chat rooms where child predators pose as teenagers or young kids.
Perhaps you might want to pass along some information to readers about other warning signs that their child is using drugs. Now, I find myself able to help other parents -- I am a school teacher, when they have concerns.
The only way the teen can stop the tracking is to turn the phone off -- which they don't do very often.
If a teen is out all night, the parent can at least see where they are.
"Honestly, it's probably one of the dumbest things I've ever seen in local network news, and that's saying something." "I swear, I've used the Internet for 13 years, and still insist half of this stuff is either made up or never used," wrote a Digg commenter. "It looks like a lot of them come from online sex chat rooms, and not just any chat rooms, but sadomasochistic ones." That explains the, um, very specific terms on the list, such as "NIFOC," or "Nude In Front Of The Computer," and "ILF/MD," which apparently means "I Love Female/Male Dominance." "I don't know most of this stuff," says Jason Parks, a 21-year-old junior at Arizona State University.