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How TikTok's funhouse mirror is distorting our kids' view of the world

TikTok's algorithm pushes vulnerable kids toward risky content and risky behaviours, from eating disorders to self-harm.

 
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New alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Another week, another worry. The clock always seems to be ticking for TikTok, the world’s most popular video-sharing app for today’s kids.

 
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Everything you always wanted to know about TikTok ...

It’s the biggest online phenomenon of the year - possibly of any year. It’s also been plagued with controversy over explicit content and privacy issues.

 
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New privacy features have made TikTok safer for kids. But by how much?

Better four years too late than never, right?

 
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Three top ways to protect their privacy on TikTok - or anywhere

The debate about TikTok is a reminder to be vigilant about the data we share with any app.

 
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Coming of age on social media: The 13+ age restriction and other fictions

Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account. 

 
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TikTok: Dangerous by design

“TikTok can’t be fixed. Its problems lie in its very conception and the culture behind it. My advice is to avoid it like the plague. Don’t say you weren’t warned.”

 
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LIKEE: What parents need to know about this risky TikTok wannabe

With 500 million downloads on the Google Playstore, video creation app Likee is giving TikTok a run for its money. So why are experts calling it “a paedophile’s paradise”? Here’s what you need to know.

 
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TikTok just got safer ... in theory

Young people can’t get enough of TikTok - and with good reason. But it makes parents nervous - also with good reason. Now, the app has launched a range of safety features designed to address mounting privacy and abuse concerns. 

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