"It is about the risk," said my friend Scarlett, "walking up to someone where you haven't signed some bullshit agreement about being on the market takes guts.It makes me want to talk listen to what they say." My female friends all agreed the confidence it takes to walk up to them cold - when done properly - makes all men instantly more attractive.Chat Slang has a full list of terms that parents should recognize.Among them: These are only a few of the acronyms kids use to attempt to keep their parents in the dark.Social behaviour tends to have a multiplier effect: the less we approach each other, the weirder it is going to feel.
My best friend James confirmed what I suspect many men now feel.
When you see your child texting or chatting online, you may assume they are communicating with friends and family. A study from Cox Communications found that 69% of teens regularly receive personal messages online from strangers.
Many parents may be unaware of this because only 21% of teens who receive messages from strangers tell a trusted adult.
The next step is educating your kids, and that means talking to them about it.
The SDDA reports that, “71% of parents stop supervising Internet use by their children after the age of 14, yet 72% of all Internet-related missing children cases involve children who are 15 years of age or older.” It’s important to continue to protect and educate your children even into their teens.