There are various terms to alert the other person in a conversation that a parent is around, including MOS (mum over shoulder), P999 (parent alert) or PAL (parents are listening), and even KPC for “keeping parents clueless”.
What we're talking about is the fact that there is a handful of secret texting codes that you might not know about.
They could be referring to bullying, drugs, sex or even suicide and you might not recognize it.
Check out our video on secret texting codes for some helpful tips: If you are worried about this being an issue for someone you care about, it's a good idea to familiarize yourself with today's lingo.
On the next page, we posted a list of secret texting codes.
Too often, though, their answers come from a quick Google search, friends, significant others, or the media – and those answers can be far from truthful.