If you think you're tech savvy all because you know what "LOL" means, we're about to test your coolness.

CNN recently compiled a list of 28 Internet acronyms every parent should know. Why is this important?

Acronyms are widely popular across the Internet, especially on social media and texting apps, because, in some cases, they offer a shorthand for communication that is meant to be instant. [T]he issue, especially for parents, is understanding the slang that could signal some dangerous teen behavior, such as "GNOC,'" which means "get naked on camera."

I feel justified in taking a mulligan on knowing virtually any of the 28 acronyms. After all, my children are 20 months and 1 month. Neither are texting as of yet. However, Riley has a teenager and a college student in the household. Thus I expect him to be up-to-date on his slang.


That was not the case. On the show I tested him on his acronym knowledge. Of the 28 listed by CNN, Riley only knew six or seven. However, as he pointed out, that might be a good thing. It means he's never run across them on a child's cell phone and never has had to look them up online.

Head over to CNN and take a look. Do you know what IWSN means? TDTM? 1174? NIFOC?