Kids Safety 101

Is TikTok Safe for Kids?

You may have heard about the new platform Tik Tok and wonder… is this safe for kids?

If you are familiar with every other social media platform, it is typically the same. To be eligible to use the app you have to be 13 years of age, which is pretty common for a lot of social media websites and apps.

Tik Tok is a video-based platform that allows you to create videos, edit, and even add music. The only thing but I would say is a bigger problem on Tik Tok is the music. There’s not really an option to filter out cuss words or explicit music on the platform unless you specifically search for it.

Just like any other platform, TikTok allows you to send direct messages between you and another user. instead of it going straight to your inbox it will go to another folder that allows you to delete the message if you don’t want to see it. If you don’t want your child to be able to receive messages from strangers you could always turn this feature off in settings.

It’s just like any other social media platform for children. There are options in settings that allow you to filter out certain things and words but overall, it is a pretty safe platform.

Mary Newman