With the 175 million downloads up to August 2020, TikTok is undoubtedly the hottest and trendiest app right now! TikTok has become the talk of the town for the past months and a year ago. Of course, even I couldn\u2019t resist to hop on with the trend. What is Tiktok? Parents may wonder, what is TikTok? TikTok is a 15 to 60 seconds video creation app that allows users to edit and share their videos! Usually, many people associate this app with only dance videos. However, do you know that TikTok\u2019s videos have varieties and all kinds of videos? You name it, cooking, home renovation, cartoon, educational, health and many others! Is Tiktok Safe For Your Kids? Photo Credit: Adobe Stock For your information, TikTok is created for kids that are aged 12 and above. Yet, if your children are below that age, you must control and supervise their TikTok\u2019s usage.\u00a0 According to TikTok, \u2018Family Safety Mode\u2019 was released in February 2020 to help parents manage their children\u2019s screen time, content and limiting messages.\u00a0 TikTok surely is a safe app and it does not cause any harm. Nonetheless, here are some things you should know about the risk of TikTok for kids.\u00a0 \t Risk of Pedophiles or Child Predators Some people can take advantage of any social media platform and TikTok is also one of them. TikTok is a platform where everyone can show their talent like dancing, acting and this could potentially allow predators to lure in with inappropriate compliments and flattery.\u00a0 In any TikTok videos, there is a \u2018Duet\u2019 button where predators may send implicit sexual comments and videos. Thus, this is something to be careful of. What Should You Do? You should set your children's account as private and this will not allow any stranger or predators to view your children\u2019s account or videos.\u00a0 \t Inappropriate and Explicit Content TikTok has a \u2018For You\u2019 page where it is identical as \u2018Instagram Feed\u2019. However, \u2018For You\u2019 page may contain some content that may not be suitable and inappropriate to your children.\u00a0 From my experience, I don\u2019t follow any inappropriate accounts. But, sometimes video content that may be sexual, explicit or violent do appear randomly at my \u2018For You\u2019 page.\u00a0 What Should You Do? You should supervise your children\u2019s \u2018For You\u2019 page and if you happen to see any inappropriate content, you can report and block the account for your child\u2019s safety.\u00a0 \t Exposed to Cyber-bullying Sadly, cyber-bullying happens in every platform of social media regardless of age. TikTok can also be a platform for \u2018keyboard warriors\u2019 that hide behind their screen to send mean and hateful comments.\u00a0 Your child could potentially post a video and get a lot of hate from it. From my experience on TikTok, people would easily throw awful comments without thinking of the creator\u2019s feelings and this can lead to low self-esteem and depression. What Should You Do? TikTok allows you to limit the comment section or you can close it. Thus, people are not able to message or give comments. If it gets worse, report and blocks the user! Positive Impacts of TikTok \tAllow children to be creative and express their talents \tGive self-confidence towards children \tSource of entertainment (it provides wholesome and variety of video content!) \tGreat publicity \tPotentially be a source of income Watch this video! This adorable kid is using TikTok as a platform to shine her talent in dancing! https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?vIwoyjBA8T_g I would advise you to supervise instead of taking the app away from your children. Remember, they are growing up with the development of social media and technology so this is their childhood. So, don\u2019t take their apps and phone because it will not solve the problem! Having said that, TikTok is definitely a great platform. However, you must always keep an eye towards your children\u2019s usage of this app! Motherhood is now on TikTok! Click here to follow us and stay tuned with the fun-filled TikTok content regarding parenting and babies!