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"That's the one parents should be looking at," he says.

"If parents don't know those, it doesn't mean they're old -- it just means they're not tuned into Internet culture." Jansen, on the other hand, says what she's offering is just the tip of the iceberg.

And the Midwest is just a hotbed of this sex chat-room stuff." Jansen's not saying that every teenager is using each acronym, but she insists all of them are things parents should be aware of.

"It's a good overview of what parents ought to be aware of, even if their kids aren't going to these weird chat rooms, because kids pick them up anyway," Jansen explains "It's like when I was young and my friends and I looked up dirty words in the dictionary." Segan isn't convinced that your middle-school-aged son or daughter will soon be fluent in bondage terminology.

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"But a lot of the other stuff is just laughably out of date.

"'ASL' for age/sex/location -- that's been used since I was on chat rooms as a kid," he adds. And '1337' for 'elite' -- that's old-fashioned geekspeak, and when I mention it to kids these days, they have no idea what I mean." Net does have a longer list of commonly used text terms, which Segan says is more useful.

It was originally titled "Top 50 Internet Acronyms Parents Need to Know," and each term listed there clicks through to a page indicating its origin.