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Decoding Teen Text Prattle

DECODING TEEN TEXT PRATTLE BOL 2DAY LOL ATM WYCM Text messages exchanged between teenagers seem like a mishmash of apparently incoherent letters, numbers and special characters. With a blend of acronyms, new spellings and generous sprinkling of unusual punctuation marks, teenagers have created their own exclusive language. Here are some frequently used terms that parents need to know PLS OR WTH SSDD TTYL PLZ WB What the heck? Same Stuff, Different Day Talk To You Later Please Welcome Вack SRSLY WTPA PAW ORLY Seriously PPL Parents Are Watching Oh, Really? Where The Party At? People K OR KK FYI BFN For Your Information РТВ Bye For Now Okay LOL Please Text Back Laughing Out Loud BF / GF LMK Boyfriend / Girlfriend BRB Let Me Know 143 Be Right Ваck WYCM I Love You Will You ADN Call Me? ATM Any Day Now AFK Away From Keyboard At The Moment BOL Вe on Later BTW 4EAE By The Way For ever and ever B/C AFAIK As Far As I Know Весause B4 2DAY Before Today Texting Habits of Teenagers in the United States PERCENTAGE OF TEENAGERS WHO 55% 33% 25% 12% Text Daily Send more than Send more than Do not have 300 texts a day 200 texts a day cell phone Parental Control 64% 62% Check the Take away the phone to punish child content of child's phone 48% 46% Use another Limit the number phone to monitor child's of minutes spent on phone where abouts 28% of Teenagers 17% Have Experienced Bullying Behaviors From Others On of Teenagers Have Bullied Others Through Their Mobile Phones Their Mobile Phones 75% of Teenagers 49% Use Mobile Phones At Night When They Should Be Sleeping of Teenagers use their Mobile Phones During Classes Sources PRESENTED BY Pew Internet Research Centre TRUSPY Opennet

Decoding Teen Text Prattle

shared by marcus364 on Aug 05
With teenagers spending hours on texting through phone and tablets, it is natural for parents to feel concerned about their subjects of discussion. But teenagers have also devised their own language c...




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