Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Facebook Acronyms and Terminologies Used by Kids to Parent-Proof their Accounts

I admit to using a good number of acronyms when I am on Facebook. They are just easier to use than other terms. However, many kids who are on Facebook are KPC, or keeping parents clueless, about what is going on with their accounts by using not only a variety of different acronyms that parents are not used to but also some slang terms.

I obviously don’t know every single term that kids are using these days. However, I hope that this post will give you a good idea of what kids are doing.

KPC is the word

The whole KPC attitude of these terms is a big point to see. The days of LOL and ROFL are practically done as more complex terms are being used. GoGoStat, a group that monitors Facebook activities among younger users, has been reviewing a variety of points about what kids are doing with the site. The terms have been being used as a means of making sure that parents are not aware of what is going on with the Facebook pages that their kids are setting up. This is used to make things too complicated.

Drug lingo is big

One of the most surprising things that the GoGoStat report has found is that many kids who go online tend to list a variety of different drug terms. These are terms being used for a variety of exotic drugs.

For example, 2lc refers to ecstasy while a kicker refers to oxycontin. Barr is a cough syrup that contains codeine while % refers to a hangover. A juggler is a dealer of drugs and a DOC refers to one’s drug of choice.

How parents should work on this

It is important for parents to be aware of what is going on here. There are some cases where parents should talk directly with their kids if they see these terms. However, it may help to take a closer look at every posting that your kids make so you are certain that there are no isolated incidents and that there really is a problem.

These are big concerns that all parents should be aware of when it comes to their kids using Facebook. The terms that kids are using are confusing to some but important to all. This is especially the case with many of today’s newest terms that are used to represent different kinds of drugs that kids have been getting themselves into recently. The risk is too great to ignore.

Contest Questions:-

1)What is the meaning of KPC?
2)What is the meaning of DOC?


Gizmo-King said...

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deepika said...

1-Keeping parents clueless
2-Drug of Choice