TikTok is a lively social media network for sharing user-generated music videos and browsing publicly shared content created by others, including celebrities and recording artists. While TikTok has great potential to be a creative social space, parents may want to understand the risks children could face when using the app. Privacy issues, exposure to adult content and potential for bullying have led some experts to suggest that the app is best suited for students aged 16 and above.
Beau Monday, head of information security at Punahou, has these tips for parents:
Take advantage of TikTok’s Digital Wellbeing feature to set limits on time spent in the app and limit the appearance of inappropriate content.
Keep an eye on what students are viewing and posting by either asking to see their phone or by using their password to log in.
Here are some additional resources to help parents further understand the popular app.