Our e-safety advisor has contact us about a real and particularly nasty viral post going round on TikTok. The TikTok company are dealing with the situation and it should be cleared within the next few days. We are aware that although they are below the age of consent for TikTok, some of our children do have the app on their home devices – you may want to prevent them from using TikTok temporarily.
As a quick reminder about talking about e-safety at home, remember:
- Remain calm and non-judgemental.
- Talk to your child/ren about what they would do if they see nasty content and who they would talk to.
- Be curious - where have they seen this content? Can that channel/account be blocked? Ensure your child (and you) know how to report content.
- Don't treat 'online' different to real life, to children online is real life. In the same way that we would talk about their day at school, their friends etc. we should have regular discussions about what they are doing online and what to do if something is concerning or upsetting.
- Support can also be gained from Childline and Papyrus etc.