Things to Know

142 – I hate you

143 – I love you

420 – Marijuana reference

ASL – Age, sex, location

Code 9 = Parents are around

Cyberbully –  The use of e-mail, instant messaging, chat rooms, pagers, cell phones or other forms of information technology to deliberately harass, threaten or intimidate someone.  It includes such acts as making threats, sending provocative insults, posting provocative photographs, racial and ethnic slurs, gay bashing and attempting to infect the victim’s computer wit a virus and flooding e-mail inboxes with messages.

IMEZRU = I am easy, are you?

K4Y = Kiss for you

KPC = Keeping parents clueless

LMIRL = Lets meet in real life

MOS – Mom over shoulder

P911 – Parent Alert

PAL – Parents are listening

PAW – Parents are watching

Sexting – Sending sexually explicit photos electronically primarily between cell phones.  It is practiced by many young people, even children as young as middle-school age.  This practice has consequences:

  • Severe embarrassment when these photos are forwarded to others who were not supposed to see them.
  • Prosecution /charges for Child Pornography.
  • Nothing put on the web really ever goes away.

Smurf – Someone sent to perform a certain task. Usually someone sent to purchase medication to use in preparing crack.

Throwaway kid – A child who is asked to leave home with only the clothes on his/her back.  Oftentimes, these children do not have the street-survival skills to make it on their own and become ripe for exploitation by older and more sophisticated street people.

TDTM – Talk dirty to me

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