Taking Action


Can you pass the teen texting test?

Posted at 6:18 AM, May 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-11 06:18:11-04

NORFOLK, Va. – News 3 is taking action for parents with some insight into what your teens may be texting about right in front of you. But, because they’re using slang, you may have no idea.

Here are some examples:

  • AMOSC - Add me on SnapChat
  • Code 99 - Parents are gone
  • Sugarpic - A nude or explicit picture
  • LMIRL - Let's meet in real life
  • Zerg - To bully or gang up on

McAfee, the internet security firm, compiled acomplete list of updated teen text slang for 2018, which includes code words for everything from harmless everyday talk to riskier topics like sex and drugs.