During lockdown many children and young people have been using a variety of popular streaming apps as a way of having fun, keeping in touch with friends and family and to meet new people. The most popular of these apps being TikTok. A number of parents and staff from within Darlington have contacted Darlington Internet Safety Partnership with concerns around children using TikTok and similar apps and as an issue and concern it’s one that’s not going to go away anytime soon.
Thinkuknow have added some useful resources on the subject of streaming and a useful parent guide on TikTok that helps parents get a better understanding of how it works, what it does as well as the possible risks and dangers of using streaming apps.
Parents’ guide to TikTok - https://parentinfo.org/article/tiktok-what-parents-need-to-know?utm_source=Thinkuknow&utm_campaign=d422803b43-TUK_ONLINE_SAFETY_AT_HOME_16_06_20&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_0b54505554-d422803b43-55257749
As well as the above links there is some useful information on these topics as well as other Internet safety issues and guides on the DISP website www.darlington.gov.uk/disp