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Throwback Thursday: First Blog We Ever Wrote!
By: June Bachman ~ 4/2/2016 9:00:00 AM

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It’s hard to believe … but Wendy and I have been blogging for just about ten years now!  My oh my, how time does fly.  We thought it would be a kick to post our very first blog ever … from way back in 2007.  Needless to say, Instant Messaging is no longer all the rage, and has long since been replaced with texting. 

  

IM Slang - Can You Read What Your Kids Type?
(Originally Posted October 2007)

Instant Messaging (IM) is rapidly exceeding email as a primary means of communication - especially among the young. Teenagers and kids use it all the time! IM has a shortcut language all of its own. If you have children, you will definitely want to visit this link to learn more about IM Slang.

Here is the translation from the newsletter.

  • BTDT - been there, done that
  • A/S/L - age, sex, location
  • IRL - in real life
  • NP - nosy parents
  • P911 - parent is coming
  • U@ - where are you
  • PAW - parents are watching

 

We’ll … we had to remove the link … since it no longer works.  Instead here are current resources where you can learn more about not only keeping your kids safe online, but also how to interpret what they are texting!

http://www.netlingo.com/acronyms.php

http://www.connectsafely.org/social-web-tips-for-parents/