Sexual internet slang, codes, alternate emoji meanings used by child predators

If you thought the noodles and corn emojis just represented food, you need to see this glossary from child protection authorities.

Do you know what the keyboard codes P911 or GNOC mean? How about the internet slang “down in the DM” or “smash”?

Child protection authorities say knowing these terms could save your child from harm.

The Australian Federal Police has released a glossary of acronyms and emojis used by child predators online and in text messages.

AFP warned that the language was used to escape adult detection or pretend to be a young person to encourage communication.

It comes as a trend of self-produced child exploitation material grows and many students are given their own tablets and mobile phones for the first time ahead of their return to school.

AFP Commander Hilda Sirec, of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, said the emojis or acronyms may seem to be innocent symbols, but when being sent by a predator, they are an extremely dangerous grooming weapon.

“Predators have schooled themselves in the language of emojis, emoticons and acronyms in order to groom their victims and the AFP is urging all parents and carers to familiarise themselves with this glossary,’’ Commander Sirec said.

“Understanding how to interpret the messages your children are sending or receiving, such as ‘NP4NP’ which can mean ‘nude pic for nude pic’ or a bowl of noodles emoji, which can represent ‘nude pictures’, could provide a critical clue that a child is at risk of being groomed or engaging in risky behaviour that could put them in harm’s way.”

Research by the ACCCE in 2020 revealed half of parents didn’t know what to do to keep their kids safe online.

What to look out for

Catch a case: Willingness to being arrested and charged for something, often used in relation to sexual desire for someone who is much younger/under age.

CD9 or Code 9: Parents are around.

DNI: Do not interact, especially as a warning of explicit/sexual content for under 18s.

DM;HS: Doesn’t matter; had sex.

DPW: D*** pictures welcome.

Down in the DM: Using private messages (DM = Direct Message) on social media to ask for nude photos and/or to filter through people to find a sexual encounter.

GNRN: Get naked right now.

GNOC: Get naked on camera.

LMIRL: Let’s meet in real life.

LMP: Like my pic.

NIFOC: Naked in front of computer.

NP4NP: Naked pic For naked pic.

P911: Parent alert.

PIR: Parent in room.

POS: Parent over shoulder.

POV: Point of view, and often indicates that a video is supposed to be filmed as if you’re seeing through someone else’s eyes.

Rule 34: Any topic can be made into pornographic content.

Snacc/Snack: A person you find attractive.

Sneaky Link: Seeing someone for sex but you want to keep the relationship quiet.

Smash: To have casual sex.

TDTM: Talk dirty to me.

1174: Nude club.

143: I love you.

9: Parent watching.

Emojis with alternative meanings

Corn: Porn (rhymes with corn), can be used to get around word restrictions on social media.

Peach: Bottom.

Devil: Feeling frisky or naughty.

Drooling face: Desiring someone sexually (often used in response to nudes).

Noodles: Nudes, which are often called “noods”.

Eyes looking: Used when sending or receiving nudes.

Hammer: Sexual activity.

Chilli/hot pepper: Spiciness e.g. inappropriate or risqué content.

Octopus: Cuddles.

Woozy face: Drunkenness, sexual arousal, or a grimace.

AFP warn that the list is not exhaustive and the terms and emojis may have multiple meanings.

If you believe a child is in imminent danger, call police on triple-0.

If your child is experiencing issues online, the AFP said it was essential to collect evidence by taking screenshots or photos of the content.

Once you have collected your evidence, block and report on the app, site or platform where the issue occurred.

Online child sexual exploitation can be reported to the ACCCE online or by calling Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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