Parents do you know what this means?

word of month character

Do you know what this means: %*@:-( ?   Or this: ~~#ZZZZZZ ?

If you do not then you are not a teen that is using drugs or alchohol.  Parents check out this article and understand the importance of communication with your teens.

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There are some great resources in this article that you can refer to that will help decipher the codes being used in messaging.