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TIK TOK

WHAT IS IT?

TikTok (formerly called Musical.ly) is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 15 second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them.

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

It is a way to express themselves and create short-form video clips to gain a following and build a community around their passions. It also features some great special effects that users can apply to their videos to make them more unique. You can also cross-post the content on other platforms to share it with more people.

RISKS

Sexual - MEDIUM

Violence - LOW

Bullying - MEDIUM

Suicide and/or self harm - LOW

Drugs, alcohol, crime - LOW

WHAT CAN I DO?

Explore the settings with your child and discuss switching the account to private to make sure videos are only shared with friends.