The following outlines facts parents should know about TikTok and provides a “how-to” for blocking TikTok on your child’s devices.

What Parents Need to Know About TikTok

  • TikTok is the most popular social media app among children in the U.S.
  • 41% of American children use TikTok for an average of 120 minutes per day
  • Accounts registered as 13-year-olds were exposed to suicide content within 2.6 minutes of using the app and eating disorder content within 8 minutes
  • Suicide-related hashtags produced more than 1.43 million posts and 8.8 billion views
  • The app collects and stores data, including location and financial information
  • FBI Director Chris Wray says that China can control the app’s recommendation algorithm “which allows them to manipulate content, and if they want to, to use it for influence operations.”
  • TikTok is also known for promoting “challenges” to users, some of which are extremely dangerous. You can see a comprehensive list

How to Block TikTok

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