Friday 27th May
TikTok is a social media app centred on short videos. Many people think of it as a bite-size version of YouTube, with videos ranging between five and 120 seconds in length.
The app is taking the world by storm, with over 2 billion downloads globally, making TikTok the world’s seventh-most popular social platform.
TikTok is to thank (or blame, depending on your perspective) for culinary trends, a new wave of famous dogs, 2000s nostalgia, and even that short dance routine you may have been dragged into performing.
However, like many social media platforms, TikTok requires its users to be at least 13 years old. This means if children visit TikTok they may well be exposed to inappropriate language and content, or even strangers seeking to make contact.
Whilst St James Primary School support the restricted age limit of 13+ on this platform, and encourage parents to enforce this restriction, we are aware many children below this age do visit this platform.
Therefore please see below a free checklist you can download providing information on…
- What is TikTok.
- How to set up the parental controls
- How to set up ‘Family Pairing’ allowing you to see what is viewed on all accounts.
- How to block users on TikTok.
- Where you can go to for further support.
Finally, please remember that should you have any concerns about any of the above TikTok advise or any other of these weekly e-safety tips, please do not hesitate to speak to either your child’s teacher or a member of the St James management team.