As reported in a recent BBC news item the Police Service of Northern Ireland has warned parents about potential texting ‘codes’ that some teenagers might use to disguise their phone or online messages.

We have outlined the codes below, as described in the BBC article, for your knowledge:

  • WYRN: What’s your real name?
  • HAK: Hugs and kisses
  • ASL: Age, sex and location
  • WTTP: Want to trade pictures?
  • 53X: Sex
  • CU46: See you for sex
  • NIFOC: Naked in front of computer
  • PAL: Parents are listening
  • KPC: Keeping parents clueless
  • PRON: Porn
  • ZERG: To gang up on someone
  • RU/18: Are you over 18?
  • Broken: Hungover
  • LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life