What are kids saying online? A guide to Facebook chat monitoring the easy way

Published on February 10, 2012

Instant messages are popping up everywhere.  If you are one of the few who hasn’t noticed, consider using or monitoring Facebook chat for a day. The world is looming with a new language of symbols and abbreviations that are used universally by more people virtually everywhere. 

Ok, so what do they mean and why should I care?  

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In order to answer this, one might ask how the world benefits from using English as a universal language. It enables people to connect to others across the planet, without borders, boundaries and barriers that once existed.  Where a language is understood, people will connect. 

Almost every child in America is talking the talk, and it’s time parents take a closer look at this new language and what it means for children and teens in today’s world.

The youth of today spends a great deal of time in online communities such as Facebook.  Technology has advanced so far and continues expanding rapidly that many parents cannot keep up. 

It is important for parents to understand how children communicate and be aware of conversations that may otherwise go unnoticed, to protect against online danger. This knowledge also enables parents to make a better connection with their children and ensure family safety. 

Forget English, acronyms and emoticons are the new language of today. Lol, right? Well it’s the truth.  Used by people all over the world to communicate across networks, these shortened versions of words and expressions have become a normal part of social communication in daily life.

This language is also being used by the younger generation to communicate to keep parents clueless or ‘KPC’.  With the ever growing popularity of Facebook and other social networks, understanding these terms and how to decipher the code is important for parents in order to prevent danger and ensure online safety.

Get familiar with the language and how to interpret it with this Free E-Guide for parents. Available for a limited time, its easy to read, alphabetical format, will help parents to better understand the language children and teens are using to communicate with peers online, through text and in everyday conversations.  

 

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