Safety (on the) 'Net

Online Chat Decoder

JK. BRB. TTYL. Huh? Find out what your kids are really saying with all those abbreviations.

  • BF: Boyfriend or Best Friend
  • GF: Girlfriend
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • H&K: Hugs And Kisses
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • JIC: Just In Case
  • JK: Just Kidding
  • NP: No Problem
  • OMG: Oh My Gosh
  • P911: Parent Alert
  • POS: Parent Over Shoulder
  • TMI: Too Much Information
  • TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • G2G: Gotta Go
  • LOL: Laugh Out Loud
  • L8R: Later

At this age, your child probably isn't using these abbreviations, but it's a big red flag if someone is typing them to him.

  • A/S/L: Age/Sex/Location
  • MORF: Male Or Female?
  • PM: Private Message

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