TikTok is only a trendy short-term video app for tweens and teens. TikTok users can post one minute videos of lip-syncing, dancing, or dangerous stunts themselves. Parents should take care of their kids to teach them about TikTok properly.
Teen statistics of TikTok:
- TikTok reached 810 million active users per month in April 2020.
- A user spends an average of 55 minutes in a single day on TikTok.
- 90% of users on TikTok visit the platform more than a time per day.
It is a short-term video-sharing app that permits the users to create and post the videos from dancing moves to superb lip-syncing for music. “For You” page occurs for every user, consisting of a variety of videos of your interest that you registered while making a TikTok profile. TikTok users can like, comment, share, and follow each other’s videos. Get your video featured by buying TikTok likes for your TikTok short-term videos, and it also gives initial step-up to your account.
App in the news:
A woman told NBC that her twelve-year-old kid loves to lip-sync and edit videos, and TikTok helped her do that she loves. She creates funny videos, smiley scenarios, and expresses herself cute with music.
Another mom told NBC warned other parents because her daughter’s friend installed TikTok on her daughter’s phone to create and post the videos. In an hour, her account got 30 followers, and they started commenting.
A well-known international player from Soccer was removed from the team to record and share the video on TikTok bullying his classmate.
What do parents say about it?
Parents in the USA – After I have started using the TikTok, I came to notice that the people could include a hashtag at the bottom section of every video, which takes me to another video, and when I clicked on the different hashtag from that video, it tooks me to the adult content.
Parents in India – a vast problem is it contains large varieties of videos in which some include adult content languages. So, my ten-year-old daughter tries to do lip-syncing videos for the lousy language lyrics, which she didn’t even understand. My younger girl and her friends are pushing to notice how many likes they get for their posts. Make your kids’ accounts private to avoid strangers from public accounts.
What parents do?
- Parents should know their kid’s usernames and need to follow them on the TikTok community.
- Parents are responsible for making their kid’s TikTok account private. It not only suits TikTok but also for all social media accounts.
- Use the feature of Family pairing on TikTok.
- Keep an eye on the types of videos they watch and post.
Possible negative effects:
Though the app gives unlimited counts of short-term videos, students consume a long time on TikTok and get addicted to the app for watching videos for more hours.
Some students make fun videos with their friends while others create videos to make their friends angry.
Majority of students make hot videos to get more followers and likes for their posts. Hashtag challenges are a simple way to bring large engagements, but some hashtags challenges are not suitable for teens and tweens.
TikTok app can be hacked by the predators easily because of its simple features. Maintaining soft accounts will be useful for being in a safe zone.