Similar to apps such as Twitter and Instagram, much of TikTok’s platform is guided by what’s trending, and hashtags that allow users to find content.
How Safe is TikTok?
Using any social network can be risky, but it’s possible for kids to safely use the app with adult supervision (and a private account). When you sign up for TikTok, your account is public by default, meaning anyone can see your videos, send you direct messages, and use your location information. Parents should make sure to turn on all privacy settings for accounts kids are using, so only people you know can interact with your videos or message you on the app. That means either opting for a private account or changing the settings for comments, duets, reactions, and messages to Friends instead of Everyone. You can also turn those features off completely.
What Are the Dangers of TikTok?
As the social media platform has grown, there have of course been concerns about the dangers of TikTok. The overwhelming majority of TikTok users are identified as Gen Z , between the ages of 14 to 24 years old. Because of this, many parents feel a responsibility to understand the dangers of inappropriate content on TikTok and to teach their children to be safe and aware online. According to TikTok’s community guidelines, the video sharing app is deeply committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for behaviour that could lead to child abuse or sexual exploitation. In , TikTok announced a new set of parental controls , called Family Safety Mode. Continue reading «On most popular TikTok videos, you’re likely to see hashtags such as #Foryou, #ForYouPage, and #FYP»