So you have a kid on the Internet; what can you do to protect yourself? Chances are that if your kid is in adolescent age, he/she will most likely want privacy at the pc. This isn't neccesarily a bad thing, but if the pc is is in another room, you can't watch what the kids are doing.
Worst part is that Internet chatting is heavy into the Lingo and Leetz.
Lingo slang is used by online chatters. is different than Leetz as it's mostly abbreviations or acronyms. Did you know what these mean?
- LOL - Laughing Out Loud
- LMAO - Laughing My Ass Off
- BRB - Be Right Back
- NP - No Problem
- TTFN - Ta ta for now
- IMHO - In My Humble Opinion
- ASL - Age, Sex, Location. - can be innocent, but this is used by predators too.
- NIFOC - Naked (Nude) in Front of Computer
- POS - Parent over Shoulder
- *K* - Kiss
- IWSN - I Want Sex Now
Leetz means Elite speak. It's common amounst hackers and hacker wanna-bes. Just because a kid is using leetz, doesn't mean they're up to no good. but wouldn't it be nice to understand this so you know what your kids are saying? You may use leetz at the office with out knowing it. Leets is when you replace letters with other characters. For example, a guy I play online with on Xbox is named Spartan Elite but he spells it 5par7an 3L173. The 5 replaces the S, the 7's replace T's and the 1 replaced the I. Common is also replacing s with z, and replacing F with ph
Here are a couple example
- D00d - Dude
- kewl - cool
- k1ck A$$ - Kick Ass
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/children/kidtalk.mspx - Microsoft's Primer
http://www.netlingo.com/ - has an online dictionary
http://www.teenangels.org - They have a program called Teen Angels Chat translator