CNET reports that savvy parents have increasing amounts of tools at their disposal to crack teens' coded language on instant messenger services. Teens' proficiency at using these services has led to near-indecipherable slang and acronyms that can leave parents and educators scratching their heads. Research now shows that 1 in 4 kids use coded language to warn online friends of the presence of a parent or other prying eyes. Now, much to teens' chagrin, parents can turn to sites such as,, and for help in deciphering acronyms used by teens......

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