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Is TikTok safe for kids?

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Teacher Overview

TikTok is a mobile app that allows users to create unique short videos that range from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. Users can add unique filters, stickers, and all kinds of fun video editing software options, so anyone can become a content creator.

Teacher Review

TikTok is a social media platform that lets you create, share and discover 60 second videos. You can use music and effects to enhance your videos and you can also browse other people’s videos and interact with them.

Is TikTok Safe For Kids?

TikTok accounts are automatically public, meaning other people can see all your public content. In the profile settings, you can change an account to private, which means your child can only receive direct messages and comments from their ‘followers’ - people they’ve pre-approved.
TikTok doesn't have parental controls outside of being able to control privacy settings so it's important that if you're concerned about your children using the app that you monitor their settings. Be aware that even with a private account, any fellow TikTok users can still see their username, profile picture and bio. Parents are encouraged to warn their kids about the online dangers of predators, regardless of what they do online.

Are kids allowed to use TikTok?

Officially, the TikTok app requires that users be at least 13 years old to access it.

TikTok Youth Portal

TikTok’s Youth Portal has been designed to give young people and their parents and carers a place to learn about how to stay safe on the internet, as well as information on TikTok’s safety tools and controls. 
It’s a handy place for you to explore with your kids, giving you the opportunity to discuss everything from security and privacy to tips on being a TikTok creator.

TikTok: what parents can do

Parents should make a habit of having conversations with their children about social media. As a parent, you may not be able to monitor your child’s entire digital presence, but you can encourage open communication and teach them how to create safe profiles. Ask your child to see their privacy settings and clarify any terms that might be confusing to them. 
If your child is resistant to monitoring, ask them about their favorite creators and challenges. They may be more willing to show you other users' content instead of their own.


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Publisher's Description

TikTok is THE destination for mobile videos. On TikTok, short-form videos are exciting, spontaneous, and genuine. Whether you’re a sports fanatic, a pet enthusiast, or just looking for a laugh, there’s something for everyone on TikTok. All you have to do is watch, engage with what you like, skip what you don’t, and you’ll find an endless stream of short videos that feel personalized just for you. From your morning coffee to your afternoon errands, TikTok has the videos that are guaranteed to make your day.

We make it easy for you to discover and create your own original videos by providing easy-to-use tools to view and capture your daily moments. Take your videos to the next level with special effects, filters, music, and more.

■ Watch endless amount of videos customized specifically for you
A personalized video feed based on what you watch, like, and share. TikTok offers you real, interesting, and fun videos that will make your day.

■ Explore videos, just one scroll away
Watch all types of videos, from Comedy, Gaming, DIY, Food, Sports, Memes, and Pets, to Oddly Satisfying, ASMR, and everything in between.

■ Pause recording multiple times in one video
Pause and resume your video with just a tap. Shoot as many times as you need.

■ Be entertained and inspired by a global community of creators
Millions of creators are on TikTok showcasing their incredible skills and everyday life. Let yourself be inspired.

■ Add your favorite music or sound to your videos for free
Easily edit your videos with millions of free music clips and sounds. We curate music and sound playlists for you with the hottest tracks in every genre, including Hip Hop, Edm, Pop, Rock, Rap, and Country, and the most viral original sounds.

■ Express yourself with creative effects
Unlock tons of filters, effects, and AR objects to take your videos to the next level.

■ Edit your own videos
Our integrated editing tools allow you to easily trim, cut, merge and duplicate video clips without leaving the app.

* Any feedback? Contact us at or tweet us @tiktok

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