Parents Warned To Keep Children off TikTok Over Distressing Video Being Shared

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Social media has completely taken over the world.

If it’s not Facebook, it’s Instagram. And if it’s not Instagram, it’s Twitter. The possibilities of social media are endless, but so are the totally pointless traits that modern-day technology holds.

TikTok – the video-making app that allows users to create short videos that very quickly go viral – is one of them.

But one TikTok video is going viral – for all the wrong reasons.

And parents, in particular, are feeling worried.

Containing extremely disturbing footage that has somehow infiltrated the popular platform.

The video is appearing on many people’s “For You” page.

But what’s even more frightening is that it seems as though the video is hard to avoid.

And in response,  TikTok have now been forced to make a statement…

It’s pretty unlikely that you’ll see a teenager who isn’t obsessed with the social media platform.

The majority of us adults are too, with us posting every inch of our lives on these apps and communicating with others through them solely.

People can actually earn a living through social media, such as selling things on Instagram or starting a business through Twitter.

But there are some apps that aren’t so productive…

And TikTok is one of them!

Basically, it is an iOS and Android app made for creating and sharing short lip-sync, comedy, and talent videos.

It went viral pretty quick

It was the world’s fourth most downloaded app in 2018, beating Instagram and Snapchat – which is a pretty big achievement!

Who remembers Vine? Launched in 2012, Vine was a short-form video hosting service that allowed users to share 6-second-long looping video clips.

And it has to be said, the majority of them are rather entertaining.

Animals and TikTok are the best combination.

More and more people jumped on board the TikTok bandwagon and started getting their beloved pets involved.

People began getting more and more creative, including autotuning this kitty’s annoyed yowls.

Some are just plain weird

It’s a mystery as to what goes through people’s heads when these types of TikTok videos are made…

But the latest disturbing trend has many questioning the platform on a deeper level…

“Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies.”

“We appreciate our community members who’ve reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.”

“Check in with your kids today. They most likely will know about it.” We hope this problem can get solved as soon as possible. For more on dangerous Tik Tok challenges, scroll on for a mother’s warning about the trend that left her son hospitalized…