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Be aware of social media platforms used by children

Alert message sent 12/02/2019 09:51:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police

Have you heard of the video app Tik Tok? With 500 million active users per month, it’s one of the most popular social media platforms among kids and teens. Users can connect with others by streaming live videos or by creating short clips of themselves lip-syncing to music or acting out sketches.

It can be great fun but you also need to be careful. Barnardo’s has reported seeing children as young as eight using their services after being encouraged to engage in sexual activity online, with Tik Tok being one of the apps used to target children.

To check and change privacy settings on Tik Tok, tap the 3 dots in the top right hand corner on your profile page and select 'Privacy and Safety'. Share this with other parents and spread the word! 

For more help and information, visit:…/…

If you think a child is being exploited online or in person, say something and call us on 101. 

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Carolyn Anstey (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Runnymede)

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