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OMG – I have no idea what my child is talking about!



Struggling to keep up with the latest text acronyms? Well, now there is a web site that can help.

With cyberbullying on the rise and cell phone use at an all-time high, it’s important for parents to be able to understand how their teens communicate. If you have been wondering what all those jumbled letters in your child’s texts and e-mails mean, then the Teen Chat Decoder is just for you. Just type in any term that you might not understand and the Decoder will instantly come up with all the possible results.

By now, most parents have become familiar with the ubiquitous LOL (laughing out loud) or CUL8R (see you later) but there are hundreds of acronyms that are not so familiar and more are being added all the time. Plus, acronyms that are regularly used in texts, IMs, e-mails and chat rooms are finding their way into everyday slang or “text-speak”.

In many instances, it can be vitally important for parents to know what is being said through this teen shorthand. If you think your child might have fallen in with the wrong crowd in a chat room or on e-mail, then a code word or acronym can be the first warning sign that something is wrong. How many parents are aware that 420 is text-speak for marijuana or that LMIRL stands for “let’s meet in real life”?

The Teen Chat Decoder boasts the largest teen acronym database in the world. As well as deciphering their kids’ text-speak, parents can submit their own acronyms for review. Teen Chat Decoder is a web-based application, which requires no download or installation. And best of all, it’s free!



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Comment by Robyn's Online World, posted 6/15/2010, 2:53 PM:

Great resource - thank you! My son is pretty open about things, but it's nice to have a good decoding dictionary for me and Hubby for sure!
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