FamilyEducation, a leading online publisher of practical parenting guidance, expert family advice, printables, skill-building exercises and activities for children, has launched “A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Online Acronyms” to help parents decipher what their kids aresaying online and identify warning signs of potentially dangerous situations.
“Kids have mastered the art of online communication, often typing text messages with their thumbs on a cell phone faster than their parents can type on a keyboard. With this increased use of text-based communications, a new lingo of online abbreviations and acronyms has developed,” said Jess M. Brallier, publisher, FamilyEducation. “We developed this Web guide of common abbreviations so parents can stay informed while allowing their kids to use these popular forms of communication.”
The Online Web Guide for Parents also explains chat abbreviations and acronyms that may be warning signs that kids are chatting with strangers online.
Originally posted on August 1, 2007 @ 7:20 am