No more passing notes. Today's teens are talking, texting, posting and often using words and abbreviations so parents won't understand. Mixed among the world of smiley face emoticons where you say OMG as you LOL, there are other letter combinations that could actually spell danger for your child. One code, "LMIRL," is a request to meet "in real life" because today's teens communicate using social media; sites like Instagram, Twitter and Kik where they can be anonymous and hash tag deals for followers. The code "f4f" means "follow for follow" and is often used on Twitter and Instagram as in, "I'll follow you if you follow me.
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