Internet Safety


Working together - teachers, parents, law enforcement, and concerned adults - to make the Internet a safer place for kids. We must safeguard our children's online experience and provide them with the protection from potential dangers and online predators.

Some suggestions for parents:
  • Monitor Internet use and find out which sites your child frequents.
  • Encourage your child to come to you if they encounter anything strange, uncomfortable or upsetting online.
  • Invest in monitoring software to help protect your child while using the computer.
  • Tell your child to NEVER give out any personal information or post photos and NEVER meet anyone in person met online without permission.

To report any indecent materials or pornography involving children or adolescents online, immediately notify your local FBI office or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at (800) 843-5678.

Test your knowledge of shorthand commonly used online in Instant Messenger and chatrooms.
Online Lingo, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children - take the Internet Safety Quiz for Adults or Kids.

Helpful Links and Resources, (outside the SDE Web site)

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Chat Abbreviations

121 one to one GD&R grinning, ducking, & running LSHMBH laughing so hard my belly hurts RYO roll your own
AFAIK as far as I know GF girlfriend S4L spam for life
AFK away from keyboard GFN gone for now LSHTTARDML laughing so hard the tears are running down my leg SETE smiling ear to ear
AKA also known as GIWIST gee, I wish I’d said that SF surfer friendly
ARE acronym-rich environment GMBO giggling my butt off LTM laugh to myself SHCOON shoot hot coffee out of nose
ASAP as soon as possible GMTA great minds think alike LTNS long time, no see SHID slaps head in disgust
A/S/L? age, sex, location GOL giggling out loud LTR long term relationship SNERT snot nosed egotistical rude teenager
B4 before GTRM going to read mail LTS laughing to self
B4N bye for now GTSY glad to see you LULAB love you like a brother SO significant other
BAK back at the keyboard H&K hug and kiss LULAS love you like a sister SOMY sick of me yet?
BBIAB be back in a bit HAGN have a good night LUWAMH love you with all my heart SOT short of time
BBL be back later HHIS hanging head in shame LY love you SOTMG short of time, must go
BBML be back much later HTH hope this helps M/F male or female STW search the web
BBN bye bye now IAC in any case MOSS member of same sex SUP or WU what’s up
BBS be back soon IAE in any event MOTOS member of the opposite sex
BEG big evil grin IANAL I am not a lawyer (but) MSG message SWAK sealed with a kiss
BF boyfriend IC I see MTF more to follow SWL screaming with laughter
BFN bye for now IDK I don’t know MUSM miss you so much SYS see you soon
BG big grin IHA I hate acronyms NADT not a darn thing TA thanks again
BL belly laughing IIRC if I remember correctly NIFOC naked in front of computer TAFN that’s all for now
BRB be right back ILU I love you NP nosy parents TAW teachers are watching
BTA but then again IM instant message N/P no problem TCOB taking care of business
BTW by the way IMHO in my humble opinion NRN no reply necessary TCOY take care of yourself
BWL bursting with laughter IMing chatting with someone online OIC  oh I see TFH thread from hell
BWTHDIK but what the heck do I know IMNSHO in my not so humble opinion OL old lady TGIF thank God it’s Friday
C&G chuckle & grin IMO in my opinion OLL online love THX thanks
CID crying in disgrace IOW in other words OM old man TIA thanks in advance
CNP continued (in my) next post IPN I’m posting naked OMG oh my god TILII tell it like it is
CP chat post IRL in real life OTF off the floor TLK2UL8R talk to you later
CRBT crying real big tears IWALU I will always love you OTOH on the other hand TMI too much information
CSG chuckle, snicker, grin IYSWIM if you see what I mean OTTOMH off the top of my head TNT ‘till next time
CU see you JBOD just a bunch of disks P2P peer to peer TOPCA ‘til our paths cross again
CUL or CUL8ER see you later JIC just in case P911 my parents are coming! TOY thinking of you
JK just kidding PA parent alert TPTB the powers that be
CUZ because JMO just my opinion PAL parents are listening TTFN ta ta for now
CYO see you online JTLYK just to let you know PANB parents are nearby TTT thought that too
DIKU do I know you? JW just wondering PANS pretty awesome new stuff TTYL talk to you later
DL dead link K okay PDA public display of affection TU thank you
DLTBBB don’t let the bed bugs bite KIT keep in touch PDS please don’t shoot UW you’re welcome
DQMOT don’t quote me on this KOC kiss on cheek PLZ please VBG very big grin
EG evil grin KOL kiss on lips PM private message WB welcome back
EMFBI excuse me for butting in KWIM know what I mean? PMFJIB pardon me for jumping in but…. WDALYIC who died and left you in charge?
EOM end of message L2M listening to music
EOT end of thread L8R later PMP peed my pants W/E whatever
F2F face to face LD later, dude POAHF put on a happy face WFM works for me
FAQ frequently asked question(s) LDR long distance relationship POS parent over shoulder WIBNI wouldn’t it be nice if
FC fingers crossed LHM lord help me POTS plain old telephone service WTG way to go
FISH first in, still here LHU lord help us PU that stinks WTGP want to go private?
FMTYEWTK far more than you ever wanted to know LLTA lots and lots of thunderous applause QSL reply WTH what/who the heck
QSO conversation WUF where are you from?
FOMCL falling off my chair laughing LMIRL let’s meet in real life QT cutie WYSIWYG what you see is what you get
FTBOMH from the bottom of my heart LMSO laughing my socks off RL real life YBS you’ll be sorry
FUD fear, uncertainty, and doubt LOL laughing out loud ROL raffing out loud YG young gentleman
FWIW for what it’s worth LRF little rubber feet ROTFL rolling on the floor laughing YL young lady
FYI for your information LSHMBB laughing so hard my belly is bouncing RPG role playing games YM young man
GA go ahead RSN real soon now    
GAL get a life            

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Last updated on August 16, 2013