NORFOLK, VA - Today's teens are watching their language... Over text that is.
A 'kid-code' is being used to chat about sex, drugs, and alcohol on social media... right in front of parents.
Every day words, phrases, numbers are taking on a whole new meaning among today's kids.
Young people are speaking a totally different language online thanks to codes and abbreviations keeping parents oblivious to their child's sometimes shocking behavior.
The widely known phrase 'Netflix and chill' in a chat now means 'sex'... As does the word 'salad!'
An abbreviation floating around the web—GNOC—which stands for 'get naked on camera.'
The secret code is allowing kids to conduct in lewd behavior right under their parents’ nose.
In fact, teens have come up with a way to warn each other if a parent is in the room with the phrase 'cd-9' or 'code 9.'
Virginia olice officer Vernon Dozier says young people don't recognize the risks involved with this behavior.
“There are horrendous crimes that are discussed on social media, but to a parent who doesn't understand these code words that they use, they'll just look at it like it's just normal jibber jab that kids are just talking on social media, but it has a bigger meaning to it... It's a very important issue, it needs to be addressed immediately.”
Another concern for Officer Dozier… The possibility child predators are learning this lingo in an attempt to reach children online.