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Half Of Parents Don't Monitor Children Online And Two Thirds Of Us Don't Understand Online Slang

20/11/2017 13:50 GMT

Half of us don't monitor our children online. Do you know how your kids communicate on the web?



Almost fifty percent of UK parents do not monitor their children's behaviour online, according to new research.

Disney's Club Penguin surveyed 1,000 parents of children aged between the ages of six and 14 about their child's behaviour on the web. Just under half said they don't regularly monitor what their children are doing online, and nearly two thirds admitted to not understanding the language used on the web.

Around 40% of us admit we wouldn't be able to spot the signs of online bullying, or be able to understand language and behaviour that could be leading to cyber bullying.

To help us out, Club Penguin has revealed the top 50 words from our children's 'digital dictionary', and shared their meanings. It comes as the online community launches a new safety campaign, It Starts With You.

The campaign launches today in the UK and aims to encourage both us - and our children - to help make the online world a better place. Log on to Clubpenguin.com to find hints, tips and downloadable activity sheets all geared to help us all stay safe online.

So, here is the test. How many of these entries into Disney's 'digital dictionary' do you recognise?

Positive:
1. Epic – awesome/amazing
2. YOLO – you only live once
3. Bro – guys best buddy
4. Like a boss – well achieved
5. Dece – means decent
6. Cushti/Kooshty – as above
7. Naughty – means it is good
8. Savage – means it is good
9. A touch – means something is good/positive
10. Reem – cool
11. Swag – style/confidence
12. Fetch – awesome
13. Rare – desirable
14. Jock – cool/athletic
15. Player – Cool/attractive
16. Sweet – good
17. Wicked – cool
18. FTW – for the win
19. Sick – cool
20. Rents - parents
21. Fly - cool
22. Keed – kid joke
23. Ill - amazing
24. Legit – good/authentic
25. Tekkers - skills

Negative:
1. Crab/crabby – crap/crappy
2. Spinout – means weird
3. Gate – hate
4. Butters – means ugly
5. Lowe that – means 'can't be bothered'
6. Bun – general term of negativity/ swear word
7. Bov – means don't care
8. Jank – means gross
9. Ratchet – unpleasant
10. Beach – bitch
11. Prep – snob/stuck up
12. Outers – out of order
13. Derp – stupid/brain damaged
14. Basic – simple/unintelligent
15. Noob – new inexperienced player/stupid
16. Troll – intentionally mean
17. Dub/– unintelligent
18. Jelly/- jealous
19. Tool – unintelligent/annoying
20. Blond – unintelligent
21. Creep/creeper – stalking/weird person
22. Owned – embarrassed
23. Neg - annoying
24. Beef - problem
25. B@ - banned

You can find advice, support and shared experience on bullying in schools, outside of the classroom and online in our dedicated #notobullying section.