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TikTok trend has the potential to be harmful.

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cherryblossomgin Sat 07-Mar-20 09:46:56

https://vm.tiktok.com/gVyH2a/

Just wanted to warn people that the real fairy challenge seems to be gaining popularity. In the video I linked she adjusts something around her neck. I've seen a few kids copying the trend on the FYP.

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cherryblossomgin Sat 07-Mar-20 09:47:28

https://vm.tiktok.com/gVyH2a/

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purplebob Sat 07-Mar-20 09:50:09

I'm not clicking the link but TikTok is one of the worst SM platforms out there. There was recently a thread about a 9 year old using it and a few posters couldn't see how inappropriate that was.

It is awful and will expose you in an instant to dangerous 'challenges', abuse, self harm, glamorisation of psychiatric units, animal abuse... need I go on?

Cheerbear23 Sat 07-Mar-20 09:53:27

Ive so far resisted my DD’s (10) pleas to have this. All her friends have it and this video has confirmed why I’m right.

PicsInRed Sat 07-Mar-20 09:54:17

Jesus wept.

That should be taken down and lose its "place" in google search.

Corporate criminal manslaughter - i.e. senior executives can be charged - really does need to become law.

Dividingthementalload Sat 07-Mar-20 09:58:03

Tiktok is dreadful. Trawl the trending videos after 8pm to see unfiltered racism, sexism, overspecialisation of children (dancing sexily and mouthing profanity), videos of aggressive behaviour, shocking swearing. I am not easily shockable and was horrified my daughter’s friends’ parents deem it to be appropriate.

We are sleep walking into a social media nightmare. At 13, kids are better equipped to deal with this stuff, more savvy, thicker skinned. At 8/9/10 they are not. It is damaging. Parents need to grow some big hairy balls and just say no. It’s called parenting.

FailingMeansYouArePlaying Sat 07-Mar-20 10:00:26

Alot of DDs friends use it (8) I checked it out yesterday and there is no way she's getting it.

MrOnionsBumperRoller Sat 07-Mar-20 10:13:04

DD6's 'BFF' has an iPhone and watches Tik Tok as often as she likes. I've cooled the friendship massively as TikTok is awful.

Glitterblue Sat 07-Mar-20 10:13:09

DH works with a lot of convicted criminals including serious sex offenders and he said the other day after reading the history of one he saw this week, he was horrified at how he'd been using tik tok to get to kids younger than our DD (9). He said after that she's absolutely not getting it (we hadn't been keen and she hadn't been going to get it any time soon). One of her friends asks me every day after school when she's getting it.

strawberrylipgloss Sat 07-Mar-20 10:24:13

TikTok is famous for being where paedos get access to kids. People who approach kids don't get banned and I've heard on here about the vile comments like when to pause a video of a child dancing or doing gymnastics to get a shot of the crotch. It's gobsmacking how many parents allow their kids on there.

EyeDrops Sat 07-Mar-20 10:58:47

Legally I believe Tiktok has a lower age restriction than Instagram and WhatsApp - I just don't understand it.

purplebob Sat 07-Mar-20 11:06:02

No it's 13 like all the others.

EugenesAxe Sat 07-Mar-20 12:39:23

Hopefully it will be banned soon, but if I get pressure from my DD because ‘friends’ say they won’t be friends with her for not having it (heard of this happening a fair bit), I will remind her how little their parents must care about them to allow it. Incredible.

ringsnthings Sat 07-Mar-20 12:59:58

Just found out this week my great niece is using it. Posting videos of dancing routines. She's 8! My nephew is at his wits end. He's separated from her mum and she won't listen to his concern about her safety online. The mum has also set up an Instagram account for herangry

strawberrylipgloss Sun 08-Mar-20 18:46:23

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strawberrylipgloss Sun 08-Mar-20 18:46:45

Wrong thread

cherryblossomgin Sun 08-Mar-20 21:14:09

I use TikTok and stuff like this really scare me. Kids will do anything to get views now and get attention. I think the app should be 16+.

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goincognito Sun 08-Mar-20 21:32:55

It's not just TikTok, it's the entire modern day culture in general. Back when we were kids, the majority of our dreams of stardom started and ended at the cinemas because the idea of being famous or being an actress was so far fetched.

These days, there's this notion that 'anyone can go viral'. This has resulted in people posting non-stop about anything and everything, people filming everything because that video might get 100k/1M/etc views, people posting so many photos of themselves or their things because it's one way to flex/gain approval from a broad audience in real time.

The thing about social media is that yes, the stars they see on there are famous, but they're also relatable i.e. normal people. What this means is that kids/teens are increasingly posting things there thinking that they could be like one of the people they look up to. The only thing that could be done imo is for parents to teach their kids good internet practices and to help them develop a healthy sense of self esteem outside of the external validation.

You can ban TT but another will take its place. It's inevitable at this stage.

laurenm345 Mon 23-Mar-20 13:53:16

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LockdownLucie Sun 07-Jun-20 13:52:18

I know this is an old thread. But quiet DD 15 came downstairs with a massive bruise on her chin yesterday. She concocted some lie about how it happened. Her chin was basically black. I asked her today and said if she didn’t tell me the truth I was taking her to the doctors on Monday. DH said it’ll be some sort of daft TikTok challenge. Eventually she admitted it was this. A TikTok challenge basically asking them to grab their chins as hard as they possibly can the girl in the video @emjxdee said when you look in the mirror afterwards you’ll thank me for this or something. Basically, if you have an impressionable daughter who spends too much time on her own in her bedroom do not let them get this app,

TinyPigeon Sun 07-Jun-20 13:56:02

At 15? She grabbed her chin so hard it bruised because someone on the internet said to? Are you sure? I can't tell which if you is the gullible one!

DerbyshireGirly Sun 07-Jun-20 14:02:50

I've never seen anything referred to in this thread on Tiktok. Not saying it isn't on there but I haven't seen it.

JacobReesMogadishu Sun 07-Jun-20 14:07:04

Says the video is unavailable so whatever it was has been removed.

I watch tiktok videos most days and never seen anything dangerous come up in my fyp.

ITonyah Sun 07-Jun-20 14:08:31

Mine have tiktok and love it. They just avoid any stupid weird stuff.

LockdownLucie Sun 07-Jun-20 14:26:49

Thanks TinyPigeon for your kind words and support not. I sure you and your children are perfect and always will be. I am not saying it is a normal or rational thing to
do. I have been really concerned about DD’s behaviour and more so during lock down. I have seen the video and have spoken to her about it.

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