Text Acronyms

Text Acronyms - Horizons Specialist Academy Trust

The Department for Education has released a Parent and Carers information guide on text code to watch out for.

Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said it was crucial that parents were educated on how to keep their children safe online.

Below is a list of acronyms used by children and teenagers online. Becoming familiar with these terms could help keep your children safe whilst on the internet.


GNOC - Get naked on camera

ASL - Age, sex, location

IWSN - I want sex now

LMIRL - Let's meet in real life

IRL - in real life

RU/18 - are you over 18?

WYRN - what's your real name?

Zerg - to gang up on somebody

POS - Parents over shoulder

PAL - Parents are listening

KPC - Keep parents clueless

P999 - Parent alert

MOOS - member of the opposite sex

420 - Marijuana

143 - I love you

183 - I hate you

CYT - See you tomorrow

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