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Heads up, parents, if you see this symbol being used by your teenager, we suggest you talk to them about it. Teenagers inflicting pain on themselves could be indication of bigger problems such as depression.
Experts say parents should address the problem calmly and without judgement.
Your teens need help and they need to trust that they won’t be getting themselves in trouble by confiding in you.
Don’t believe your teens when they try to tell you this is a smiley face.
If you find yourself looking over your teen’s shoulder while he or she is on the phone and you see this acronym, they know you’re watching. We reckon they got the inspiration for this one from the song titled, you guessed it, 1234 by The Plain White Ts.
To anyone who has ever worked in sales of any type, ‘POS’ would stand for ‘point of sale’. We thought as much (looks like we’re all a little out of touch). As in ‘1 thing to say 2 you 3 words 4 you’ – I love you.
Just like the seemingly harmless symbol for ‘hook up’, you probably wouldn’t give this one a second glance.
What we are accustomed to using to mean ‘more than’ holds a more offensive meaning here – screw. If you see your teen using this symbol, chances are he or she isn’t as innocent as you’d like to believe.
We thought so too, until we sifted through the numerous ‘teen lingo decoded’ dictionaries the internet has to offer. We’ve all heard chat room horror stories of meeting someone ‘IRL’ (that is – in real life), only to find out the someone you thought was a charming 17-year-old is really a grimy 40-year-old internet predator. Of course, hidden behind a screen the other party could easily be lying.