Young people are growing up with technology, communicating online often using language many older people don’t understand.

But when does a time-saving acronym like ‘LOL’ – laugh out loud – become something more sinister? With so many dangers lurking online, not knowing what your children are talking about can be worrying.

February 7 is Safer Internet Day, an annual event to promote the safe use of digital technology for children and young people. Ahead of 2017's event, we’ve designed a quiz to help you test your knowledge of the words and phrases young people use when chatting online. Get started below to find out just how internet-slang savvy you are.


In the UK, Safer Internet Day is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre, and schools, charities, companies and police services will be celebrating this year’s theme: ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Find out how to get involved.

E-safety organisation Internet Matters is supporting Safer Internet Day and has lots of practical advice for parents to help keep their children safe online. Visit Internet Matters to find out more.

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