UOK? clm, TTYL, g2g, xoxoxo, nmhbu, bff, LOL, jk.
Texting is the new language of communication for teens and has really changed the way they communicate with their friends. In fact, most teens would rather text than talk. As a parent, it’s important to learn the basics of texting so you can communicate with your children and also understand how they are communicating with their peers.
What is text messaging?
Short-code messaging, commonly referred to as “texting,” allows users to send and receive short text messages (usually about 160 characters) from their wireless handsets. Most phones are texting enabled, so a per message charge may occur if your plan does not include a text messaging package. Check with your provider about text messaging package options.
If you did not recognize some of the TXT terms above, check out our text dictionary, then try our text quiz. Or read more about texting and teens. These resources will help you get started on “TXT talk” with your family!