Updated: 07/20/2017 by Computer Hope
Parent over shoulder of girl on computer

Shorthand for Parents Are Watching, PAW is a term used by children and teens to let other users know their parents are watching their chat conversation.

A child may use the "PAW" term in chat to alert others in a chat to not say things that could get the child in trouble by the parent or guardian who is watching them.

CD9, Chat terms