The Dangers of TikTok for Kids: What Parents Need to Know

The Pros and Cons of TikTok for Children:  What Parents Need to Know
TikTok - What parent need to know and do!

TikTok, Children, Danger - How to deal with it!

TikTok is the most popular among kids and teens. TikTok creates and shares short videos set to music and has a wide range of fun and engaging features and filters. Millions of parents are concerned about the safety and appropriateness of TikTok for their children. Remember it is

  • Your Kids
  • You make the rules
  • Kids should expect no privacy

Set up parental controls: 

TikTok has built-in parental controls (Digital Wellbeing) to limit screen time, restrict access to certain features, and control who their child can interact with on the app. Parents should take advantage of these controls to help keep their children safe. Book a Speaker

  • Digital Wellbeing
  • Restricted Mode
  • Screentime 

Monitor your child's: 

Parents should regularly check their child's TikTok account to see what videos they are watching and posting. Parents see any inappropriate content or behaviour and address it with their children.

Tip - You the parents can look at your kids TikTok or any of kids' social media, anytime, anywhere, or forfeit the phone.

Graham Mulhern Principal Speaker Internet Safety Talks.

Talk to your child about online safety: 

The family needs open and honest conversations with their children about the potential risks associated with social media and the importance of online safety. Parents should encourage their children to report inappropriate behaviour or content on TikTok.

Encourage responsible use of TikTok. 

Always encourage their children to use TikTok responsibly and to think before posting:

  • Avoiding sharing personal information, 
  • Being respectful to others, 
  • No cyberbullying or other inappropriate behaviour.

Following these tips, parents can help ensure their child has a safe TikTok experience.

Reminder - What is so great about TikTok

TikTok can be a creative and fun way for kids to express themselves and explore their interests. The app's short-form video format encourages creativity and allows kids to show off their talents and personalities. 

Additionally, TikTok's algorithm can suggest content that is:  

  • Educational and inspiring, 
  • DIY tutorials, science experiments, 
  • Motivational speeches. 

When used responsibly and with parental guidance, TikTok can be a positive and engaging platform for kids to connect with others, discover new things, and express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.

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What our social media Talks do for Parents

TikTok Talks for parents provide valuable information on how to keep their children safe. TikTok Talks educate parents on the potential risks associated with the app, such as: 

  • Exposure to inappropriate content, 
  • Cyberbullying, 
  • Peer pressure to create and share inappropriate videos.

TikTok Talks can encourage responsible use of the app, such as avoiding sharing personal information, being respectful to others, and not engaging in cyberbullying or other inappropriate behaviour.

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