Help for Parents with Children and

Chapter 1
What is MySpace
Is Bad?
How will this report help me

Chapter 2
More Details on

Chapter 3
Preparing Yourself for

Chapter 4
Finding Your Child's Profile

Chapter 5
Advanced Ways to Search

Chapter 6
Create Your Own Profile

Chapter 7
MySpace Pages and Info on Them
Sample Survey placed on

Chapter 8
What else is on

Chapter 9
Changing Privacy Settings
Removing Personal Info from MySpace

Chapter 10
Advanced Ways to Hide Information

Chapter 11
Restricting Access to

Chapter 12
Using Filtering Software to Block Access

Chapter 13
Common Abbreviation and Acronyms
Mature Acronyms

Guidelines for Parents and Teens

References for Parents


Chapter 13: Abbreviations and Acronyms Commonly Used On and Instant Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) programs like AOL Instant Messenger, MSN Messenger, and now MySpace IM have created an entire language all their own. This language is made up of various abbreviations and acronyms, all used as shortcuts when talking to someone online.

Unfortunately, some of these acronyms are rather difficult to comprehend. So we have listed the most often used acronyms and abbrevations for instant messaging below:

121: one to one
ADN: any day now
AFAIK: as far as I know
AFK: away from keyboard
A/S/L: age, sex, location
B4: before
B4N: bye for now
BAK: back at the keyboard
BF: boyfriend
BFN: bye for now
BG: big grin
BTA: but then again
BTW: by the way
CID: crying in disgrace
CNP: continued (in my) next post
CP: chat post
CU: see you
CUL: see you later
CYO: see you online
DBAU: doing business as usual
FUD: fear, uncertainty, and doubt
FWIW: for what it's worth
G2G: got to go
G: grin
GA: go ahead
GAL: get a life
GF: girlfriend
GFN: gone for now that
GMBO: giggling my butt off
GMTA: great minds think alike
HAGN: have a good night
HDOP: help delete online predators
HHIS: hanging head in shame
IAC: in any case
IANAL: I am not a lawyer (but)
IC: I see
IDK: I don't know
IMNSHO: in my not so humble opinion
IMO: in my opinion
IOW: in other words
IPN: I’m posting naked
IRL: in real life
L8R: later
LD: later, dude
LDR: long distance relationship
LLTA: lots and lots of thunderous applause
LMIRL: let's meet in real life
LTR: longterm relationship
LULAB: love you like a brother
LULAS: love you like a sister
M/F: male or female
MILF: a mother I would like to f***
OLL: online love
OTOH: on the other hand
PIR: parent in room
RPG: role playing games
SHID: slaps head in disgust
SO: significant other
SOMY: sick of me yet?
SOT: short of time
TTYL: talk to you later
UW: you’re welcome
WB: welcome back
WFM: works for me
WIBNI: wouldn't it be nice if
WTGP: want to go private?
WTG: way to go
YM: young man