In the UK, the police are eager to prevent teens from sex crime.
One of the recent trends is increasing utilization of the internet and social media. Girls get a contact with strangers using e-mail, Facebook, Twitter, or other ways which can keep the user's anonymity. Some girls send their portraits unclothed or acting a sexual pose. Such behavior is called "Sexting."
It is hard to regulate the contact which is potentially risky for girls. Most girls recognize that their talk should be secret from their parents. Therefore, they often code words which are encrypted at a glance; such as IWSN [I want sex now].
Recently, the police developed a list of such words to notify them to parents. The list includes 112 words.
The Telegraph: Police forces issue sexting dictionary to parents to decode 112 words children are using on the internet
As well as let them know the code words, the police are struggling for the enlightenment of the risk of the sex crime to the youth. The spokesman advised the Granny rule; "Would you want your Granny to see the image you are sharing?" It is similar to my idea I mentioned the other day.
My past entry: The absolute rule of internet contribution
Actually, I do not believe the sexting dictionary is effective for crime prevention. Slang is easy to change according to the era. Before this dictionary is spread to all parents, it will be outdated. The important thing is to consider how to treat the risk through these activities of the enlightenment.