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so parents, would you know what this online conversation is?

Discussion in 'Random Discussion' started by deh, Feb 9, 2005.

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  1. deh

    deh Thread Starter

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    This is a public service announcement and could even be educational. ;)
    You walk in the room and your teen child is in the middle of a chat session and on the screen you see:
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    Billy: r u there? I'm NIFOC and ready for OLL

    So TDM

    Jamie: Can't. POTS...

    Billy: K CU


    Jamie: SSEWBA
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    It may seem undecypherable, but there is reason behind the rambling you might see in an instant message conversation.
    A list of acronyms:
    http://www.netlingo.com/emailsh.cfm


    "Sinister Slang" Teens' online shorthand can hide risky behavior
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6928800/
     
  2. Skivvywaver

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    IM software isn't allowed on my computers for the very reason of kids. I have found IM logs that curled my hair. Also, I have seen times on those logs when said kid was supposed to be in bed for school the next day.

    No IM's for this house. I hated them anyway. I'd be busy and someone would pop in on me. Nothing like working hard on something and forgetting to shut down the IM. POP!!!
     
  3. deh

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    RU sure?

    TMTOWTDI ;)
     
  4. BLUE66

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    I don't have kids, but my sister does, except I'm the one that reads up on all the dangers out there facing kids espcially on the internet, so I was freaked out when they broke down and put AOL IM on the computer for their 9 and 11 year old :mad: mind you, I found out that in order to do that they had to lie about the kids ages since even AOL - who I doubt has any scruples - requires that you be 13. Anyway, I try to educate her and sometimes she listens, but if I push too hard, like actually want her to do something instead of just saying that she should, she says I'm too severe :mad: :mad: :mad: which really hurts me since I only want what's best for her children and give alot of time and love to them....and to top it off....she's turned into a DEMOCRAT!!!! :eek: :eek: I think I'll just shoot myself right now before me head totally explodes :D

    I think this belongs in pet peeves. Sorry. :rolleyes: Keep putting the word out to inform parents, the hard part though is getting them to listen, too many can't be bothered, it's easier to let their kids do what all the other kids are doing :(
     
  5. deh

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    Yeah i remember when i was younger and childless i swore i would be the "cool" parent when i had kids.

    Guess what? That ain't going to happen.
     
  6. Omega_Shadow

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    :eek: if I had a kid and I saw that IM on the computer I would ground her from ever using the computer again!! I would also find out if "billy" is someone she knows at school and if it is I would contact his parents!

    I dont understand the TDM (too damn many) though, it makes no sence in that context.
     
  7. deh

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    In this particular context:
    TDM=Talk Dirty To Me

    I would personally have to fight off every urge possible to take control of that conversation and start chatting with Billy myself.
     
  8. Omega_Shadow

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    ok, that makes much more sence
     
  9. cheese

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    I know nobody who uses 95% of those terms - only abbreviations like - LOL , ROFL, STFU, OMG , OMFG , W/E , GG (in games lol) - and thats all i can think of for now.
     
  10. Big-K

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    I agree with cheese. I myself am a teenager and the only ones i've ever used are lol and gtg, both of which I havn't used in over a year. I actually can't understand much of that convo at all. I wouldn't keep a person from using IM though.
     
  11. barfly

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    Deh, I thought you were savvy, why not stop this behaviour(and show the rest of us how) rather than frighten everybody :confused:
     
  12. dannyboyfx

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    okay, first off, if the kid is using that kind of lanuage over the internet, you can bet he/she is doing the same thing at school, or when you send him/her out. i say keep a log, and then you do know what the kid is doing. and, i dont know of too many kids that like to have cyber-sex. alot of it is just wanting to socialize, but if you want your kid to grow up and be intorverted, go ahead.

    I know trillian has a log, but others may also. try and use them.
     
  13. burf

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    I sure appreciate info from the young people about what is going around. I am an older parent and want to guide my kids through the teenage years. Deh, I cannot thank you enough for reminding me of IM language and the links!
     
  14. Skivvywaver

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    I am sure. Nobody but the administrator (me :)), can install stuff. Danny, my kids are not introverted. They are also not on the computer half the night IM'ing people.

    Come to think about it, I grew up without the internet or cable TV.:eek:
    I also had limits on phone usage, a time to be in off the streets, and a mom and dad that would take a strap to my behind if I got out of line.

    Teachers were allowed to paddle students,:eek: (the humanity of it all) and kids that had a brain used it and didn't get a taste of the "board of education".

    I don't remember hearing anything about kids with guns killing people when I was a teenager. The Manson family was the worst crime I can remember as a kid. There were a few young people involved in that although they were older than 17, I do believe they were all at least 18.

    I know I am from a different time from kids today. I am ancient at 45. I was a teenager more than a lifetime ago from kids today. My kids don't have IM. They aren't getting IM because THEY abused it when it was here. If they mess with me I'll go to BASIC cable.:D Then they will be real nobodies. Mess some more and the TV's come out of the rooms along with the playstations and stereos. Then I'll yank the cordless phones so they have to sit in the kitchen to talk.(y)

    Attila the Hun I am. :D
     
  15. Big-K

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    The problem with your logic is the fact that times change. Its not the same world as it was in your teenage years. Me and all of my friends are fine(except that one...), and I'm pretty sure none of us were spanked as kids. Having access to a computer and the internet doesn't neccesarily make them bad. I have had my own computer for years now and look at me! You can't completely control your kids. If you try, you'll have problems later, believe me.

    I 'know' a girl who as a child was probably spanked, had religion forced into her, and was deprived of most forms of todays entertainment. Since then, she has been hated, by both fellow students as well as even her own parents. She turned out weird. In the fourth grade she tried to fight a group of guys. Throughout her schooling she has tried to preach christianity to everyone. She insists on political correctness. She had to switch schools three times in her late elementry years, was homeschooled for 6th grade, skipped the 7th as well as ninth I think, and shes definatly not a genius. Watch out.
     
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