Uk news Tik Tok safety guide after live-stream of death leaves Scots parents shocked MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Scots parents were left shocked after the disturbing footage began appearing on children's devices through the TikTok app. Here's tips on how to keep them safe.
Breaking News ! Scots parents were left horrified last week when a man filmed his own suicide then posted it to social media before it went viral on TikTok. Parents scrambled to delete the popular app from their children's mobile phones after disturbing footage of Ronnie McNutt, 33, shooting himself in his Mississippi home on August 31 went viral. One parent Leanne Devlin told The Record how she managed to delete the app before her daughter Ellie watched the sickening footage and begged TikTok to do more. The clip looks innocent to start with but when children click to play it, the horror unfolds (Image: fbook) Read More Related Articles How to get the latest Scottish news stories sent straight to your inbox with our newsletters Read More Related Articles Woman is ridiculed and mum-shamed over kids' 'healthy' meal she made for £1 The upsetting video has since been removed, but not before it was shared and viewed millions of times. Given than more than 40 percent of TikTok's daily users in the UK are under the age of 14, it's vital that parent ensure their children are using the app safely and here's how: TikTok (Image: TikTok) Read More Related Articles Families having to share toothbrushes due to 'hygiene poverty' caused by Covid-19 Take control Enable device-based parental controls that allow you to block TikTok from an underage child's phone. Join our Scottish Mums and Dads Facebook group Whoever said parenting was easy was obviously lying. It can be such hard work! Luckily we now have a Facebook group for Scottish mums and dads to share their woes, worries and winning advice. Whether you're a new parent looking for answers or simply want to let off steam about the price of school uniforms today, our Scottish Mums and Dads Facebook group is just the place. You can join here. Be private Set your kid's account to private.
. This way, the owner of the account can approve or deny follower requests, which means that only approved followers can see their content.
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Keep it in the family Did you know TikTok has a Family Pairing feature? You need to use it. This handy little safety tool allows a parent to link their TikTok account to their child's account and control such features as Screen Time Management (lets you control how much time your kid spends on TikTok daily), Restricted Mode (allows you to limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences), and restricting or turning off direct messages.
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Explore together Supervise the content your kid creates. If your child is new to TikTok, explore the app together — this is both a bonding activity and a valuable lesson about the dos and don’ts of social media.
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Be upfront Explain the dangers of the internet and all social media and what they should be aware of. If you're open and honest with them it will encourage them to be too.
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