In the News: Teenage chat guide helps parents spot online dangers

Parents concerned their children are “zerging” or giving away their ASL will be able to decode social media using a language guide launched by government.

The dictionary translates abbreviations used by teenagers, including get naked on cam (GNOC) and age, sex, location (ASL) often used by children using anonymous chatrooms to disclose their personal details.

The tool will also help parents spot when their child issues a P999 (parent alert) or a CD9 (Code 9), to make their online friends aware their parents are around.

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