What Parents Need to Know about TikTok

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What Parents Need to Know about TikTok

Published 23rd November 2022

A free online safety guide on TikTok.

TikTok is a free social media platform that lets users create, share and watch short videos ranging anywhere from 15 seconds to 10 minutes in duration. The app gained notoriety for its viral dances, trends and celebrity cameos and can be a creative, fun platform for teens to enjoy. Now available in 75 languages, it has more than a billion active users worldwide (as of spring 2022) and is most popular with the under-16 age bracket. In fact, a 2022 Ofcom report found TikTok to be the most-used social media platform for posting content, particularly among young people aged 12 to 17.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as age-inappropriate content, dangerous challenges and contact with strangers.

This is part of our Social Media category.

Carly Page

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Carly Page

Experienced technology journalist, editor and consultant who writes for Tes, Forbes, WIRED and TechRadar.
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