TikTok is an app all about creating and sharing three- to 60-second videos. The videos can be laced with special effects, further adding to the app’s allure.
Why you should be concerned:
Some of the videos shared are unsuitable for young children. Inappropriate language abounds, as do risky and idiotic challenges that teens may try in order to become internet-famous. And though TikTok is rated 13+, anyone can download it and there’s no way to authenticate users.
All user accounts are set to public by default, which means strangers can contact your kids. Fortunately, we have TikTok Parental Controls to help you monitor and restrict your child’s activity on the app.
While lots of parents don’t understand the TikTok obsession, there are other — far more dangerous — platforms kids can use.