While emojis are one of the easiest forms of communicating in a text format some youths are using the popular characters as codewords for various drugs.
KIIS FM radio hosts Kyle and Jackie O discussed the countless emojis being used amongst the younger generation on Thursday morning with the show's producer Tom revealing which ones had more sinister meanings behind them.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Tom said teenagers would often send texts to each other in just emojis so their parents wouldn't catch on to what they were actually talking about.
Among the drugs being discussed over text in code is marijuana which is symbolised by anything green such as a leaf, broccoli or a Christmas tree.
Emojis have become the new way of communicating among teenagers and youths but some are using the popular characters as codewords for various drugs (stock image)
The drug cocaine is talked about through an emoji of a snowflake or a man skiing as the substance can often be referred to as 'snow' or 'powder'.
Meanwhile, the emoji with the face of someone drooling represents ecstasy and the red and yellow pill is used as a codeword for heroin.
'This is what the kids are doing,' Tom said to hosts Kyle and Jackie O.
'The new thing is to send whole sentences in just