Parent reviews for TikTok - Real Short Videos

Common Sense says

Sing, lip-synch, and share videos; watch for iffy content.
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Parents say

age 15+
Based on 287 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 583 reviews
Adult Written byKaren S. February 5, 2021

DO NOT BUY THIS

MY NEPHEW TYLER TOLD MY NIECE TO GET THIS APP SHE SAID SURE 7 MINS LATER THERE A BUNCH OF GIRLS MOVING THEIR BOOTIES DO NOT BUY THIS

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Adult Written bychloeegulick February 1, 2021

Lots of Drugs, Sex, Violence and blurred lines

Tik tok is mainly for teens 14- to young adults in their 20’s; the biggest people on the app with the most followers all do inappropriate behavior and if you let your kids on this account they will 10000% be influenced by this

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Adult Written bycakehhole69 January 31, 2021

I hate it

trash

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Adult Written byBhanuyadav_243 January 28, 2021
Adult Written byNTNTNT January 21, 2021

Grown men liking underage girls is a No No.

All kids who are under the 18 should have their accounts monitored here.

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Adult Written byPipSqueak130 January 8, 2021

Tiktok is intresting

Hello, I’ve had my daughter, almost kidnapped from this app. So you would think TIKTOK is like any other app. Except it’s not, there are child predators who try to get your information, I have screenshots of the dms from a 37 year old man this app is not safe. There’s also pornography, dancers shaking there butt. Wearing very tight spandex that don’t cover down there and is basically a swimsuit. Maybe for 16 year old boys, but for 11 year old girls that’s NOT ok. And that’s the image woman are protreying these days is not ok. In conclusion don’t let your child get tiktok it’s not ok! Maybe 16 years or older would be ok.

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Adult Written byhihimccartney_1704 January 3, 2021

good fun, but with supervision

Tiktok is an app thats very mixed. On one hand theres some horrible dances with suggestive moves and there can be a lot of swearing and some sexual content but on the other hand there are some really amazing artists, cooking tips, funny videos and much more. My 12 year old son asked me if he could install tiktok on his iPod for among us content (a video game). At first I thought "why not? There can't be anything that bad seeing as a lot of my colleges send me on funny clips from this app" but in the end I decided that I'd install tiktok first just to double check. I was horrified. The amount of girls I saw doing very inappropriate dances wearing hardly anything to songs with a lot of swearing made me sick. I told my son "no way, never in a million years". My son was pretty upset and begged me to let him set up an account. At first I was like "no way" but I eventually gave in. To my surprise, the outcome of when he set up the account was completely different to mine. Instead of sexual dances, he got tiktoks on diy hacks. At first I thought that it was just lucky and he would get inappropriate content so I took the iPod off him and had a look through the feed myself and was shocked. The tiktoks in his feed were either funny clips that made me laugh or tips for among us. So, I let him keep tiktok on his iPod but I said that we'd try it out for a week and if it went well, he could keep it but if it took a turn for the worse, he'd lose it. A week later, I checked in and it was all good. I think tiktok is an app that kids understand better than most adults do so I don't think parents should completely turn it down if they have a bad experience with it at first. In my opinion, tiktok can be a great and fun app for all ages if used correctly. As long as you follow these rules, you should be good to go!
- keep your account on private. Unless your account doesn't involve your identity, keep your account private. (Unless you're over 18)

- only accept friends and family's follow requests. Don't add people you don't know

- No more than around an hour per day.

- Avoid most dances as they can be inappropriate

- if your tween/teen is using this app, check their account from time time. (Less so for teens if their more mature)

- for tweens, use restricted mode. Its not 100% accurate but it does help.

- have fun!

I hope this review was helpful! I think tiktok can be a really fun app as long as your tween/teen is supervised on it. It can be a really great app to stay in touch with friends and family (especially during this covid crisis!) and is also a great way to cheer yourself up. Thank you for reading this review :)

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Adult Written byKhakhakha December 28, 2020
Adult Written byosamaakram8899 December 14, 2020

hy tiktok

https://www.tiktok.com/@mr_usama789?_d=secCgsIARCbDRgBIAMoARI%2BCjyBj5bRPHLqtPTm3Xmq1PRIb1LnRJAPbRLX6dZvBl6r1G%2FlAK517wT1taQKMvJg5xIY2F4BO7H8fd5teDkaAA%3D%3D&language=en&sec_uid=MS4wLjABAAAATsYhK-hnLlKJwmDfjXrHrroF-qe_2NtIrUhUzkW9JqAZ73TwgoEqNS0M-5IWEaXy&sec_user_id=MS4wLjABAAAATsYhK-hnLlKJwmDfjXrHrroF-qe_2NtIrUhUzkW9JqAZ73TwgoEqNS0M-5IWEaXy&share_app_name=musically&share_author_id=6818930399763629061&share_link_id=6b126130-7fd3-4240-a7a9-9293e568c278&timestamp=1607364680&u_code=dc3f1778hmdc87&user_id=6818930399763629061&utm_campaign=client_share&utm_medium=android&utm_source=copy&source=h5_m
Adult Written byfunkypen10 December 14, 2020

NOT FOR KIDS

The amount of kids on the platform that are clearly under 13 (the age you have to be) is horrifying. Personally I think the app should be 16+ and then keep it on private until they are 18+ as tiktok is a brutal and I mean brutal platform. I use it as a 21 year old and the things I see some kids do on my fyp or trending is shocking. Just keep them off it as long as possible.

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Adult Written byKaylabanana06300 December 8, 2020

Not Bad Not Horrible IT'S HORRIFIC

My friend had this app and said I could download it if I wanted to. My kids already wanted it so I gave it a go. When we opened the app it asked for my password and email. Of course I don't trust everything so I entered it and changed my password on my Gmail. Then we opened the app and it asks for my interest. I chose life hacks. Then it had this for you page that had a bunch of people looking drunk. I thought this was just a first vid and we opened the app. I saw videos of people saying bad stuff about women! Cyberbullying and harassment was on the app. This app was BAD! Cursing I saw some ten year say F*CK, B!TCH, ASS, APESH!T, AND THE N WORD. We deleted it right away!

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Adult Written byTheJuliettaLynn December 7, 2020

Horrible and Bad APP

My sister's daughter had this app and she said it was kid friendly. But it really wasn't. My two daughters had it for one week and my oldest cried hard. She said someone was sexually harassing her online. And the man who was doing it called her a whore and a b!tch. My younger said she couldn't look and we deleted it right away. Don't install this app unless you want to get HARASSED!

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Adult Written byLove_Hamilton December 5, 2020

A year of this and i found no iffy content!

Exactly what the title says. no iffyness, no violence, the only problem is the swearing.

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Adult Written byAnbyW58g November 22, 2020

It’s fine if it’s used right

I think tiktok is fine if the child Is responsible

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Adult Written bySusanMoonica November 16, 2020

Bad Bad Bad

Look tiktok is very bad. It's immature, too much swearing, not appropriate overall. It can overall influence your kids and you. Stop using it now is my recommendation or your going to turn into the tiktok within. Thank you.

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Adult Written byEmpressGlory November 4, 2020

Not impressed.

Hello, its EmpressGlory. I do not use TikTok. I sometimes watch the videos with my friends, but I don't make any. People sometimes do extremely hazardous challenges, such as the skullbreaker challenge (self-explanatory), and the Benadryl challenge. Did you know that a 10th grade girl was killed from the Benadryl challenge after taking 10 Benadryl? TikTok will also get you addicted.

I said the negative stuff, now for the positive stuff. Not all videos on TikTok are bad. There are videos of cool DIY hacks, adorable pets, and funny videos.

I suggest it for 11-12 year old's.


P.S. I'm actually 14, just made an adult account :)

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Adult Written byMeglynne88 October 27, 2020

Ban TikTok

I wish this app would get banned for good!!!!!
My 14 year old daughter had it & has learned way to many inappropriate things!!
The dancing & the words are just absolutely disgusting!!
People spend WAY to much time on this app instead of outdoors playing.
To obsessed with getting followers & the new trends it’s heartbreaking!!!
I have deleted it from her phone. But when her friends come over it’s all they want to do is tiktok. I am not allowing my daughter on there anymore!!

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Adult Written byjafise October 19, 2020

Beware, beware!!!!

BEWARE BEWARE!!!!!!!!!
Even if you set your videos to private, they steal them.
There is no privacy on this app.
They steal all your info.
Do not use it

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Adult Written byDoudjuisca September 16, 2020
Adult Written byParentReviewer33 September 11, 2020

My husband disapproves.

My husband (65 Years Old) Hates this app. It has stole my family's soul!

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