teen chat

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Registered: 10-29-2003
teen chat
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Wed, 10-29-2003 - 7:33pm
hello -- newbie here -- i have no idea what all this lingo is! that is also the reason for joinging a group, i have a teen daughter that is constantly chatting online and using chat lingo. i would like to be able to know a little bit of what she is saying, not wnating to oversee everything just make sure she is not getting in over her head.

thanx alan
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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: teendadworried
Wed, 10-29-2003 - 9:58pm
Welcome to the board, Alan :-) I'm sure we could all help you figure out the lingo but you need to give some examples, lol. What are you reading/hearing?
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Registered: 10-29-2003
In reply to: teendadworried
Thu, 10-30-2003 - 2:01pm
Tread lightly and keep your eyes open.

You have the ability to turn on and off chat room accessibility. See Preferences on your provider menu.

You have the right to limit chat time.

You need to know if your daughter is chatting with pals - instant messaging - or out there in the ether world talking to total strangers

Ask her...

You have to talk....

our computer is in the kitchen...threfore I can keep an eye peeled at the same time the potatoes are getting same treatment
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Registered: 10-16-1999
In reply to: teendadworried
Fri, 10-31-2003 - 7:33am
Welcome to the boards Alan! The kids do have a language all their own, don't they. But I guess we did too, back in the "dark ages"!! Some of what they use are "phonetic phrases" - b4=before, oic=Oh, I see. Some is an abreviated system of sorts, ttyl=talk to you later, brb=be right back. Without specific examples, I'm not sure what else to tell you. I learned the chat lingo when I was on business trips when my boys were younger, and I'd do the instant messaging with them...if I didn't know what they meant, I just asked. They think I'm pretty computer illiterate as it is, so they didn't mind too much. If you go to some of the chat sites, they have a list of abbreviations and shortcuts that you can print out. Hope this helps, but if not, post specific examples.

Rose