December 25, 2014 Leave a comment Essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know By Kim Komando, Komando.com 31,89431.8k Photo Courtesy of SHUTTERSTOCK Sometimes it feels like parents and teens don’t speak the same language. When it comes to texting, chatting and emailing, that's literally true. If you've looked at any teen's communications, you'll see them sprinkled with acronyms and shorthand that make no sense.Those letters and numbers are an ever-evolving code that kids pick up from their friends. Some acronyms really are harmless, like the now-common LOL, but there are plenty that aren't. If you see the following acronyms on your kids' gadgets, it's time for a serious talk. A quick note on LOL: While most people use this as "laugh out loud," there are people who use it as "lots of love." This can lead to unfortunate cases where you end up "laughing" at someone's tragic news.Next page: Let's take a look at the essential texting acronyms every parent needs to know. Continued on next page123Next View All BREAKING NEWS, TIPS, AND MORE LIKED WHAT YOU READ? GET MORE IN YOUR INBOX FREE. Stay up-to-date the easy way. SIGN ME UP! Leave a comment Previous Columns Your car's hidden 'black box' and how to keep it private Next Columns 10 essential apps for your tablet Related Articles The ultimate abbreviations cheat sheet for deciphering texts in 2016 Receive calls from all your phone numbers on one device Essential texting acronyms every parent should know Are you guilty of this bad tech habit?