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Deciphering online lingo

Deciphering online lingo
By: Wes Wallace

With child predators lurking online, it's easy for potential pedophiles to reach inside your home through your kid's computer.

"It's scary," said Ashley Jones, "You hear what's going on out there and I don't want that to happen to my child when she starts using the Internet."

We quizzed Ashley and some other people on online acronyms, who knew some of the abbreviations, but not all.

Here's a look at some online lingo every parent should know.

POS - Parent Over Shoulder

PIR - Parent In Room

P911 - Parent Alert

PAW - Parents Are Watching

PAL - Parents Are Listening

ASL - Age/Sex/Location

LMIRL - Let's Meet In Real Life

KPC - Keeping Parents Clueless

WUF - Where Are You From?

NAZ - Name, Address, ZIP

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