The Secret Language of Teens: 116 Text and Social Media Acronyms• Very Well Family
If you've ever glanced at your teen's conversations over text or you've seen how they chat on social media, there's a good chance that there have been times when you've had no idea what they're talking about. Social media acronyms and abbreviations can feel like another whole language.
But it's important to learn what some of that shorthand means. Monitoring your teen's online activity won't be helpful if you can't understand what your teen is saying. You might allow unhealthy conversations to take place right in front of you.
While you don't want to spy on your teen, it's important to stay up-to-date on your teen's social media and smartphone activity. Educate yourself about the most common social media acronyms and slang so you can be aware of the conversations your teen is having.
Common Social Media and Texting Acronyms
Social media and texting acronyms are most often harmless, but sometimes they can indicate red flags. Here are the most common social media acronyms teens are using to communicate with one another.
143: I love you
4EAE: Forever and ever
AF: As f---
ADN: Any day now
AFAIK: As far as I know
AFK: Away from keyboard
ATM: At the moment