District Attorney

Protecting Children Online

Chat Lingo                                                                                                               EN ESPAÑOL

Did you know that there's a whole different way of speaking online and in chat rooms?  Do you know that kids talk in abbreviations and symbols?  Do you know what LOL means?  ASL?  TNX?  NP?  J/K?  or what ;-) means?

  • LOL means "laughing out loud."
  • ASL means "age/sex/location."
  • TNX means "thanks."
  • NP means "no problem."
  • J/K means "just kidding."
  • The symbol ;-) is a wink.

You can learn about chat lingo by checking with your Internet Service Provider or searching the web for chat lingo.  Learn the lingo and know what your kids are saying!!!