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Answers have expertise in handling issues surrounding teenagers and family, especially those involving the internet, chat rooms and potential blackmail or corruption. See the BBC News

Internet Abuse
Social Network Sites ~ Internet Dangers

The internet came into our lives in the late 1990's, since when it has become an integral part of social interaction. Teenagers and children rely on it as a means of communication through chatrooms, instant messenger and social networking sites such as facebook and bebo. While this interaction is an essential part of young peoples' existence, it is also sometimes abused by predatory individuals using the susceptibility of young people for their own gain

Our experience in dealing with such abuse began at the same time. While many people communicating on the net were perfectly straightforward and trustable, for almost the first time our children were exposed to an environment whereby they could be approached by people they didn't know, sometimes even from another country, often purporting to be someone they were not

The anonymity of words on a screen made it all too feasible for a teenager to be talking to what they thought was someone of the same age - the predator taking advantage of the child's naivety or susceptibility. We honed our skills right when these dangers started, tackling predators and would-be paedophiles and have kept pace over the years

We worked with the BBC to highlight the dangers, trapping and confronting a man who talked to, approached, and tried to meet what he thought to be a 14 year old schoolgirl, telling her to delete files of their conversations. He met the girl - in reality one of our Investigators - and was then confronted on camera by the BBC News. Coverage was cited in the Hanson Report and played a part in Part 1 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 becoming law

Social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo have increased in popularity. Users will leave personal details open for anyone to use and fake affiliation or peer group membership. Bullying is rife, predators use the information to ingratiate themselves with their target, to "make friends" - but with sinister motives. The use of social networking sites has become a problem for businesses, for misuse & time spent when they should be doing other things - many companies now ban access at work altogether

The first thing to do is talk to us, and we will arrange to meet you. Call us on 01483 200999 or on any of our local contact numbers. All matters are handled sensitively, confidentially and discreetly

The Sexting List

Humberside Police have compiled a list of 112 codes that children use while exchanging lewd images and messages. Ways of warning that mum or dad is around include PAW (Parents are Watching) POS (Parents Over Shoulder) and CD9 (Code 9, meaning parents are around)

Many are designed to arrange real life meetings between strangers such as WTPA (Where the Party At?) RU/18 (Are you over 18) RL (Real Life) and ADN (Any Day Now)

The full list appears below:

1. 143 – I love you
2. 2DAY – Today
3. 4EAE – For ever and ever
4. ADN – Any day now
5. AFAIK – As far as I know
6. AFK – Away from keyboard
7. ASL – Age/sex/location
8. ATM – At the moment
9. BFN – Bye for now
10. BOL – Be on later
11. BRB – Be right back
12. BTW – By the way
13. CTN – Can't talk now
14. DWBH – Don't worry, be happy
15. F2F or FTF – Face to face
16. FWB – Friends with benefits
17. FYEO – For your eyes only
18. GAL – Get a life
19. GB – Goodbye
20. GLHF – Good luck, have fun
21. GTG – Got to go
22. GYPO – Get your pants off
23. HAK – Hugs and kisses
24. HAND – Have a nice day
25. HTH – Hope this helps / Happy to help
26. HW– Homework
27. IDK – I don't know
28. IIRC – If I remember correctly
29. IKR – I know, right?
30. ILY / ILU – I love you
31. IM – Instant message
32. IMHO – In my honest opinion / In my humble opinion
33. IMO – In my opinion
34. IRL– In real life
35. IWSN – I want sex now
36. IU2U – It's up to you
37. IYKWIM – If you know what I mean
38. J/K – Just kidding
39. J4F – Just for fun
40. JIC– Just in case
41. JSYK – Just so you know
42. KFY – Kiss for you
43. KPC – Keeping parents clueless
44. L8 – Late
45. LMBO – Laughing my butt off
46. LMIRL – Let's meet in real life
47. LMK – Let me know
48. LOL – Laugh out loud
49. LSR – Loser
50. MIRL – Meet in real life
51. MOS – Mom over shoulder
52. NAGI– Not a good idea
53. NIFOC – Nude in front of computer
54. NM – Never mind
55. NMU – Not much, you?
56. NP – No problem
57. NTS – Note to self 
58. OIC – Oh I see
59. OMG – Oh my God
60. ORLY – Oh, really?
61. OT– Off topic
62. OTP – On the phone
63. P911 – Parent alert
64. PAW – Parents are watching
65. PCM – Please call me
66. PIR – Parent in room 
67. PLS or PLZ– Please
68. PPL – People
69. POS – Parents over shoulder
70. PTB – Please text back
71. QQ – Crying. This abbreviation produces an emoticon in text. It's often used sarcastically.
72. RAK – Random act of kindness
73. RL – Real life
74. ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
75. RT – Retweet
76. RUOK – Are you OK?
77. SMH – Shaking my head
78. SOS – Someone over shoulder
79. SRSLY – Seriously
80. SSDD – Same stuff, different day
81. SWAK – Sealed with a kiss
82. SWYP – So, what's your problem?
83. SYS – See you soon
84. TBC – To be continued
85. TDTM – Talk dirty to me
86. TIME – Tears in my eyes
87. WYCM – Will you call me?
88. TMI– Too much information
89. TMRW – Tomorrow
90. TTYL– Talk to you later
91. TY or TU– Thank you
92. VSF – Very sad face
93. WB – Welcome back
94. WTH – What the heck?
95. WTPA – Where the party at?
96. WYCM – Will you call me?
97. YGM – You've got mail
98. YOLO – You only live once
99. YW – You're welcome
100. ZOMG – Oh my God (sarcastic)
101. 182 – I hate you
102. 420 – Marijuana
103. ADR – Address
104. CD9 – Code 9 – it means parents are around
105. ILU – I Love You
106. KOTL – Kiss On The Lips
107. LMIRL – Let's Meet In Real Life
108. NIFOC – Nude In Front Of The Computer
109. P999 – Parent Alert
110. PAL – Parents Are Listening or Peace And Love
111. RU/18 – Are You Over 18?
112. WYRN – What's Your Real Name?

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