In order to write an article such as this that is intended to reach the parents of potential victims, I have to be general in my assumptions and sweeping in my aim.I would rather offend you than not get the message out to someone that could prevent a devastating, life altering event for a child.Parents, you need to be aware that truly dangerous apps exist and are readily available to your children.And, if you are reading this as a young person or young adult who thinks I am being condescending, tough.What is an Acronym An Acronym is a word formed from the initial letters of a name much like an abbreviation or text shortcut, such as LOL, which means Laughing out loud, and can also mean Lots of Luck.
These typing short cuts are also used in Email messages, IM messenger programs such as MSN and Yahoo, and commonly used today in SMS messages as text shortcuts when texting on mobile or cell phones.
Hawkins, Information Security Officer Over the past several years, I have been actively speaking to parents, children, tweens, teens, and young adults regarding the dangers of the Internet and social media.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
Shortcut list of some of the common acronyms and abbreviations used in chat rooms, SMS messages on cell phones, and instant messengers such as Yahoo and MSN.
Handy for people with disabilities, slower typers, and teenagers.