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02.16.07

New Website Teaching Parents Online Lingo

P-I-R... P-9-1-1... L-M-I-R-L.  Do you know what these acronyms mean? 

If you have a child who loves to chat it up online... You need to...
   

Because there's a chance they could be exchanging this lingo with a sexual predator.
   

NewsChannel 10's Blaire Arvin is tracking this story:

A lot of people we spoke with don't know what those phrases mean...
  

That's why The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has launched the NetSmartz website... To get you clued in... and to help keep your child safe online.

P-I-R= parents in room.   

P-9-1-1=my parents are coming.

L-M-I-R-L= Let's meet in real life. 
   

Online lingo... Your child may be exchanging with friends... or worse... A sexual predator.

That's why NetSmartz 4-1-1 is now up and running...
   

To link parents up with all those abbreviations...
  

As well as other internet safety information.

From what to look out for... If you think your child is talking to a predator...

To asking an expert a question, it's all there. 

Parents we spoke to are glad they now have a resource to learn more.

Carlos "I'm glad they came out with something like that especially me I'm not too familiar with computers and kids know more than I do."

Shelia  "I can go online and see their secrets and learn some of the things I need to look out for all in effort to keep them safe."
   

And for parents... That's NT-K... Or nice to know. 

More on the Web:

Keeping Kids Safer on the Internet: Tips for Parents and Guardians

 

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