Online Safety Update – Tik Tok

Tik Tok is a global video community which allows users to capture and share funny, or memorable, moments via online video clips. You may know it by its previous name Musical.ly, however, after being taken over, it has had a rebrand and is now one of the most popular apps around. If you child previously had a Musical.ly account it is worth being aware that any video or content that they had attached to that will have been automatically moved to Tik Tok.

The app has a rating of 13+ however, with the addition of fun stickers, filters and effects it is easy to see how it can be very appealing to younger children. There are, however, some concerning aspects and we urge you to take a look at those, along with some tips for parents by reading the poster below:

Tik Tok - A guide for parents

 

Mr Filewod, Computing Subject Lead