"Leetspeak"

Sep 28, 2007 at 9:29 p.m. ET

You know it as online lingo... that language used by kids everywhere for instant and text messaging. It's actually called "leetspeak." Parents think they have it figured out...things like TTYL for 'talk to you later' and LOL for 'laughing out loud.' But now experts warn: this once innocent language is morphing into a dangerous dialect designed to keep YOU in the dark!! Things like NIFOC (naked in front of computer) or POS (parent over shoulder)...And it can get even sneakier, a virtual cryptic code with numbers and symbols replacing letters. Would you know that !337$p34k actually means "leetspeak?! Your kids do... and experts say you'd better learn! We'll show you how to protect your children…

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