Texting is one of the fascinating communicative phenomenon these days. Long sentences are no more needed to convey your message to the person you want to. The contemporary cellphones enable a user to send and receive text messages on the phone and through the smartphone on social media apps such as Facebook, Yahoo, Line, Vine, Tinder, Zalo, WhatsApp, and others. However, the young generation has developed a new trend of sneaky texting code in their communication practices. The young teens who owned a smartphone are using a bunch of letters that seems like a kind of modern day shorthand.
You probably use these following terms
LOL = laughing out loud
IRL= in real life
TYVM= thank you very much
INMHO= in my humble opinion
J/k= just kidding
BRB= be right back
NP= no problem
WYD= what you doing
Seemingly these terms are very innocent, according to the child safety experts; the texting codes may convey something else as they meet the eyes. There are plenty of texting codes are very frequent among the teens that convey really opposite in the meaning as terms meet the common eyes. The risk factor is at their peak, and it could a be a real parenting challenge for parents to decode all these hidden terms in order to protect their teens from the vulnerable side effects of online interaction, Brian Bason, CEO of BARK stated that.
National Institute of Mental Health says the element of suicide is one of the second leading reasons of death among young adults between the ages of 15 to 35. The continuous proliferation of technology has taken suicide among the teens to the next level.
“We often used to of guiding our kids and teens that always look both sides while crossing a road, don’t interact with the strangers and others advises. Similarly, parents have to do the same thing for children with the digital uses,” Baron further added that.
According to the Barak’s data, 10 million text messages per month are delivered by the teens that include texting, email, and others on different digital media platforms.