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TikTok (formerly known as Musical.ly)  has become one of the most popular social media apps used and downloaded by millions of people worldwide. The app has many short videos of people singing and dancing to current pop songs and allowing others to create content, which has attracted many teenagers. As with many social media networks, the TikTok app has faced several controversies, including stealing private information and the presence of online predators. To better protect teenagers from harm while using TikTok, parents can better understand the app with this parental guide posted on Common Sense Media. The blog’s guide details what content can be found on TikTok; the features parents can use to limit their kid’s actions while posting; and how to use the app itself. Parents can sit down with their children and discuss the safety and uses of TikTok.  

https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok 

Web Archive: https://web.archive.org/web/20210719205900/https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-tiktok 

An Ultimate Guide to TikTok for Parents