Dangers of TikTok

Dangers of TikTok

Averiyan Rougeau, Writer

TikTok is a social media platform for users to create content and share it with other viewers, the videos could be humorous, or with dancing and whatever people would like to create, and others who would scroll would come across the videos and put their input on it by leaving a heart. TikTok is one of the top 10 most downloaded apps in the United States. But there are a few things that you should be aware of when you’re on the app. Here are 4 things you should be aware of when you’re on TikTok.

  • Underage Accounts

If you’re under the age of 13+ you would have to be put on a junior account according to TikTok’s terms and conditions. TikTok provides a section exclusively for kids under 13 that is coupled with additional safety and privacy features. The accounts are made for younger viewers to protect them from inappropriate content or overage ones, this helps parents keep their kids safe away from the negative context on the internet.

  • Private Accounts

There is a privacy setting set on TikTok so that users could avoid others from their content they would post. You would be able to allow people of liking to view the videos you’d post, but if you’re concerned about people viewing your account, it’s best you only let friends and family have access to see your videos.

  • Communication

There is a chance that people you communicate with on the app are not always going to respond in the best manner, and sometimes those things lead to arguments. The best way to avoid these situations is to block the user or report for bullying or content featuring hate speech, or another type of content that goes against TikTok’s guidelines.

  • Sexually Explicit Content

TikTok has an age restriction which means young viewers could come across inappropriate or overaged content, and some young users would create overaged accounts when they’re not the correct age. So, the best way for these things to be avoided would be for others to not create content like this and create appropriate content for all ages for TikTok to be family-friendly.

As you can see, TikTok is a great app for people to be able to collaborate with one another and find videos that others would find inspiring or funny! They can take those ideas and put their own spin on them. This app allows you to step outside of your comfort zone and try something you have never tried before. However, like all things on the internet, you should be aware of the dangers when you post your videos!