Breaking the sexting code for parentsFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - LOL, OMG. Most of us know some of the basic texting lingo - laugh out loud and oh my gosh. But did you know sexting has developed its own set of abbreviations?
LOL, OMG. Most of us know some of the basic texting lingo - laugh out loud and oh my gosh. But did you know sexting has developed its own set of abbreviations, many of which may surprise you? Warning, the following story does contain some graphic content.
It all looks innocent. Harmless conversations with friends and family via text, and most times it is. But sometimes it's not.
Kayla Voigt – Sophomore, NDSU: “Parents don't really understand what's going on through text messaging.”
Joel Conzemius – Sophomore, NDSU: “She doesn't even know what LOL means so I think she's a little bit out of the loop.”
Many told us sexting has not only changed the way we have relationships, but the way people communicate as a whole.
Josh Hintz – Freshma, NDSU: “Sexting has allowed a way for a guy or a girl to throw themselves out there in a real disrespectful way. They say things they wouldn't say in person.”
Not only can sexting be direct, and very forward, but the practice has also developed a language of its own, some things you need to know.
P911 PIR and CD9 are all codes for "parent's are around,” and CU46 IWSN and DTF all similarly ask if "you are available for sex"
Ladonna Deseldere – Mother of Four: “I understand a little bit of it, but I don't understand all of it.”
Most studies show between 15%-20% of teens have received a sext, while only 10% have sent one, and many don't quite understand the consequences.
Kayla Voigt:” That it's bad and it stays with you forever. I have a friend that it will be with her for the rest of her life because she did it once.”
Ladonna Deseldere: “You worry about your kids participating and you never think your own are going to do it, but they're all kids doing the same things.”
Kids that may have changed communication and relationships forever. Experts say sexting can start as early as middle school.