Staying Safe Online
Spotlight on Tik Tok
Age Restriction 12+
TikTok is a video-sharing social media app available on iOS and Android which lets users create, share, and view user created videos much in a similar manner to Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. It’s main draw, however, is that users can record and upload bite-sized looping videos of themselves lip-syncing and dancing to popular music or soundbites, often for comedic effect.
This leaflet - below - from National Online Safety explains what parents need to know about Tik Tok to help their child stay safe and behave responsibly online.
We promote thinking SMART when children are using computers at school and at home.
|S||Stay Safe: Don't give out personal information to people and places you do not know.|
|M||Don’t Meet Up: Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Always check with an adult you trust.|
|A||Accepting Files: Accepting emails, files, pictures or text from people you don't know can cause problems.|
|R||Reliable? Check information before you believe it. Is the person or website telling the truth?|
|T||Tell Someone: Tell an adult if someone or something makes you feel worried or uncomfortable.|
Follow these smart tips to keep yourself safe online.