30 Social Media Acronyms Kids Are Using. Do You Know Them?


Let’s be real – social media is not going anywhere and neither is the need for acronyms that our kids are using; on social media or in text messaging. Although as I write this, things may already have changed. As parents, we need to know what all of those seemingly made-up words our kids are using mean. It goes way beyond “LOL” or even “WTF.” Those are tame.

The Child Rescue Coalition has published the “30 Internet Acronyms All Parents Need to Know.” I can tell you that this momma only knew 1, 1! What is your score?

Organizations like the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children, the Child Rescue Coalition, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, and Darkness to Light all have resources on their sites that are meant to help parents keep their kids safe online. It can seem daunting and overwhelming and it’s normal to feel that way. Keep the lines of communication open with your kids and keep yourself up to date on the latest information coming from these organizations.

30 Social Media Acronyms Kids Are Using. Do You Know Them?
30 Social Media Acronyms Kids Are Using. Do You Know Them?
30 Social Media Acronyms Kids Are Using. Do You Know Them?
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Tracy owns Safe Spaces, a consulting and training firm that focuses on building resilient families, communities and organizations (www.sfspcs.com). She is also an Authorized Facilitator and Certified Instructor with Darkness to Light, www.d2l.org, a child sexual abuse prevention organization. Tracy has taught pre kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade and has served as a Site Administrator for an elementary school. Currently, she is a Teacher-in-Residence with Prezi and also a college and career advisor for Students Rising Above. Tracy grew up in northeast Ohio, and has lived in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Arizona, and Northern Virginia and has worked in the arts, in education and child abuse prevention. Her husband's job brought them to the Bay Area and there's no looking back! Tracy is mom to a 16-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son. Self-care includes getting to know her new community, having lunch with friends, pedicures, reading, cooking, crafting, and just being with her family.


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