37 texting acronyms and abbreviations every parent should know

By Shea Saladee, Omaha World-Herald

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If your teen has a smartphone, there’s a good chance they’re familiar with a list of acronyms, abbreviations and short-hand they’re incorporating into their messages.

As an educator of teens and young adults, I hear some of this verbiage being used in the classroom. As a parent of tweens, I also feel like it’s important to understand how technology is being utilized so I can best prepare myself and them. After all, some are harmless, but some could be potentially risky or downright dangerous.

Here’s a list of texting acronyms and abbreviations parents should be familiar with. The list was curated from my own knowledge as well as information from articles on CNN, McAfee, Yahoo and USAToday.

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