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

14/08/2014 16:53 | Updated 22 May 2015

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.

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