What parents need to know about Tik Tok
Updated: Sep 28
As a parent you’re time poor. So here is the long and the short of it. If your child has access to the app Tik Tok they will, without any doubt, see content such as I'm going to show you below. I did not go searching for the worst videos on Tik Tok, I created an account and spent a few hours (over a couple of days) scrolling through the “For You” tab on the home screen.
Once you watch the following 5 videos, please make an informed decision whether your child has access to Tik Tok:
Is your child ready to discuss sexual assault while being screamed at by an upset and disturbed guy on Tik Tok?
Does your child understand what it means to "Just d**kin b**tches down here, pop that p**ssy to the ground"?
Paedophilia jokes. Enough said.
"I'm sorry b**ches, if you were this close to my vagina wouldn't you start touching yourself"
Doing lines in nightclub toilets anyone?
As our resident psychologist & Mum, Carley McGauran, reminds us,
"our job as parents is to make often very unpopular decisions in line with what our children need and not what they want (don’t let the old “but everyone else is on Tik Tok” sway you), provide supervision when our children are online and open up conversations with our children especially about the “tricky” topics!"
Full Disclosure: I actually had my account set to Restricted Mode. According to Tik Tok's own website: Restricted Mode is an option at the account settings level that limits the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
I'd hate to imagine what content could be found without this filter in place!