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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.

 
Cyber Bullying | Parental Controls | Screen time | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | snapchat | instagram | Social Media | youtube | tiktok | age restrictions
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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Kids are obsessed with TikTok. So are predators.

Instagram and Snapchat are sooo 2019. Today it’s all about TikTok, the Beijing-based streaming app that has upwards of 500 million active users. Problem is, kids aren't the only ones who can’t keep away.

 
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One mum's jaw-dropping journey through TikTok

It’s just kids making music videos, right? Wrong.

 
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Alarm bells ringing for TikTok

Only a few weeks ago, the massively popular video-sharing app TikTok was hit by a whopping $5.7 fine for illegally harvesting the personal data of kids 13 and under.  

 
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Smartphones and sleepovers: Why even nice kids can go feral, and what to do about it

When journalist Susan Maushart decided to impose a six-month digital detox on her three teenagers, their first reaction (once the shrieking died down) was “But what about our friends?”

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