As a 23 year old who uses tiktok please don’t allow your kids to use this app
I love tiktok but it has a massive community of kids and frankly it’s not safe for them to use. Most of them are following well known adult tiktokkers who’s content is not kid friendly (swearing, sexual references etc.), sometimes their content promotes sexism and racism in a “jokey” but offensive manner and your kids absorb that material because they’re impressionable. These tiktokkers also make money off feeding that type of content to your children. I see a lot of kids harassing adult tik tokkers for calling out other adult tiktokkers who promote these toxic beliefs because obviously these kids believe their favourite tiktokker undoubtedly. The amount of times I see children call adult women dishwashers and black people the n word is too much (there are adult tiktokkers who do this). They’re too young to understand what they’re saying and the reality is those type of comments and videos stay on the Internet forever. Even if you’ve deleted their accounts, the app still possesses that information. A lot of teenagers have already ruined their future for posting something racist or sexist - where it resulted in them not graduating or going to college etc. & so the fact that actual children are absorbing this material and spewing it out on TikTok is concerning for their future & self growth. I enjoy the app very much and for the most part it can be a pleasant and an insightful app but only if you’re mature enough to analyze and process the information you’re watching. I feel like this about most social media. I wish I wasn’t on social media until I was 15 because it can have real negative affects on the brain and self confidence. I know kids love the app, but they’re far too young and until the app puts more effort into ensuring that offensive and hateful content is removed without a doubt and that kids will only see appropriate content, I do not recommend this app for children. I’d also like to add that children are clever, they find ways to lie about their age to experience the “age appropriate” content.
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