Saturday, October 14, 2006

Instant Message, Chat, and Smiley Definitions

Click here for a list of definitions that explain all of the IM, Chat, Messenger, etc abbreviations. It's also got the smiley codes. The link will open in a new window, and you must click on the "download file" link at the top. This is the lingo that folks everywhere (and particularly young people) are using. It's a Microsoft Word file, so you can simply hit ctrl+f to search for a term or abbreviation that you've not seen before. Want to know what your kids are saying online? Search the file. Be diligent and monitor your kids' online activities. This will be added to the sidebar shortly.

If you'd like to read a sample fictitious chat where a predator lures an unsuspecting child, just click the link in our side bar or go here.