Is your teenager always sticking to their smartphones? If yes, chances are they regularly text and chat with their friends or even anonymous people on the internet.
Teenagers nowadays are much different from how we were in our teenage days. Most teenagers can be seen hooked on their mobile devices. Their focus has been on the virtual world rather than reality.
Teens and texting go hand in hand. Texting has become mainstream for teen communications today. But their communication differs in texting terms. They use different teen slang and codes that are not normally understood by the parents.
Some teen text codes can be normal, but they can also use different sneaky text codes that can be negative, even dangerous. Parents and elders find it really challenging to know the meaning of the text codes they use.
Furthermore, teenagers have benefited from having their phones in their hand all the time because it has made easier to make new friends. However, danger comes from the strangers, and because parents are not familiar with their teens texting patterns, they are unable to recognize threats.
So in this article, I’ll walk you through the top list of sneaky text codes teens use today. Not only text but also teens today use various forms of emojis, hashtags, numbers to convey a message. Let’s see them down below.
Top Sneaky Teen Text Codes Parents Need To Know
Following are the top sneaky terms teens use.
Normal Teen Text Codes
- LOL = Laughing out loud
- Rn= Right now
- SMH= shaking my head,
- YOLO= You only live once
- IRL= In real life
- OMG = “Oh my gosh” or “Oh my God”
- TYVM= thank you very much
- INMHO= In my humble opinion
- BRB= Be right back
- TBH=To Be Honest
- ILY=I Love You
- GR8= Great
- NP= No problem
- Salty = Bitter, angry, agitated.
- WYD= What you doing
- HAG=Hugs and kisses
- Dope = Cool or awesome.
- GOAT =Greatest of All Time
- Lit = Amazing, cool, or exciting.
- Gucci = Good, cool, or going well.
Sneaky Teen Texts
- FWB= Friends With Benefits
- KOTL = Kiss on the lips
- ASL= Age/ Sex/ Location
- Netflix and chill= Having sex (not necessarily watching Netflix)
- LH6= let’s have sex
- 53X = Sex
- Sorg= Straight or Gay?
- WTTP = want to trade photos?
- 121= Let’s chat in private
- KMS= Kill myself
- KYS = Kill yourself
- NSFW= Not safe for work
- TWD= Texting while driving
- TDTM= Talk dirty to me
- GNOC= Get naked on camera
- GYPO= Get your pants off
- LMIRL= Let’s meet in real life
- CD9= code 9, parents around
- 99= Parents are gone
- LMIR= let’s meet in real life
- IWSN= I want sex now
- MPFB= My personal f***buddy
- POS= Parents over shoulder
- KPC= Keeping parents clueless
- MOS = mom over the shoulder
- WTTP= want to trade photos
- CU46= see you for sex
- ADR = what’s your address
- 1174 = meet at a party spot
- PAL= parents are listening
- 4:20=Smoking cannabis
- Smash= casual sex
Tips Parents Can Use To Talk About Texting With Their Teens
Teenage is when teens can’t know what is right or wrong. They want to be accepted among their peers and mix along with them. Parents should sit down with their teens and try to understand what they are feeling.
Parents should communicate to their teens about healthy texting habits. Some of the tips parents can use to talk to their teens about texting are given below.
- Ask them if anyone is asking for their inappropriate pictures and videos.
- Aware them of the consequences of sexting.
- Restrict them from using their phones while driving.
- Talk about cyberbullying and its effects.
- Limit their texting and screen time.
- Monitor your teen texting occasionally.
- Tell them not to overthink certain texts.
Raising a teenager can be a real parenting challenge. While all the slang and teen codes they use may not be harmless, some can be dangerous. Some text codes teens use may suggest suicidal thoughts, sex, drugs, illegal activities, bullying others.
The availability of the internet and social media has led teenagers to be more active in the online world. Their mode of communication has become through texting, posting posts, gaining likes and followers.
Parents can limit their social media time and texting to establish a healthy relationship with their mobile devices. Similarly, teach them about the dangers of sexting and texting etiquette.
The above mentioned are the top list of “Sneaky” text codes teens use today. Watch out if your teen is hanging on their phone more than often and using these text codes.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How much do teens text?
According to the Pew Research Center, 50% of teens send 50+ messages per day, 1500 texts per month. And one out of three teens sends over 100 texts a day, with more than 3000 texts in a month.
- How much is too much texting for teens?
If a teen sends more than 120 text messages in a day, they are considered “hyper-texters”. Over texting can affect teens’ physical and mental development, lack of social interaction, less sleep, low productivity, and decreased academic performance.