TikTok is Poison

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The Truth About TikTok

TikTok's Reach

  • TikTok is the most popular social media app among children globally and in the U.S.
  • 41% of children in the U.S. used TikTok in 2023, using the app an average of 120 minutes per day.
  • TikTok derives more than one-third of its ad revenue from youth aged 17 years or younger.
  • In 2022, TikTok generated $2 billion in ad revenue from its users aged 13 to 17.

TikTok Toxicity

  • Several studies which created new TikTok accounts as if they were the accounts of children found that within minutes of scrolling they were being exposed to videos about suicide.
  • Some videos encountered in these studies promoted the idea of hiding symptoms of depression so users could “attempt [suicide] in private.”
  • The same studies, have found that TikTok frequently recommends videos about body image and mental health to children.
  • An investigation by The Wall Street Journal turned up several anecdotal stories of children who contracted eating disorders in part because of content on the app.

TikTok Endangers Kids

  • The TikTok platform has been blamed for spreading so-called viral challenges that have led to the deaths of multiple young people.
  • TikTok has been sued repeatedly for not doing enough to stop a 2022 “blackout” challenge trend in which several children died or suffered traumatic brain injuries as a result of attempting the challenge.
  • Islamic extremists use the platform to target children with messages promoting “jihad” and encouraging youth to engage in rampant anti-Semitism.
  • In 2023, TikTok popularized Americans expressing sympathy with Osama bin Laden for a 20-year-old letter he wrote critiquing the U.S.

On TikTok, China has control. Stop the poison. Stop TikTok.

Ready to block TikTok?

See below for step-by-step instructions on how to block the app on your or your child’s devices and ensure TikTok and its dangerous algorithms no longer has influence over your family.