Free mobile texting sex
That’s before you add all the various forms of instant messaging, tweets, facebook posts and so on, of course. To make matters worse, a considerable proportion of the few remaining conversations that do take place are conducted as if the people involved were texting, rather than talking.
Ways of warning that mum or dad is around included PAW (Parents are Watching) POS (Parents Over Shoulder) and CD9 (Code 9, meaning parents are around).
Phrases that parents should be aware of include 'GNOC', 'WTTP' and 'PAL'.
While these codes may seem harmless, they actually mean 'get naked on camera', 'want to trade pictures' and 'parents are listening'.
For parents who might not have grown up with mobiles, it can be tough to keep track of teenage texting codes.
Now, a parental protection software firm Bark has created a helpful graphic to assist parents in decoding online slang.