Research + News | Topic: TikTok

Teens Are Calling Themselves “Ugly” On TikTok. It’s Not As Depressing As You Think

Instagram is a beauty pageant. TikTok is where kids are free to be mediocre. Read the article here.

What Is TikTok? And Is It Safe? A Guide For Clueless Parents

This hot social media app can foster creativity and socialization, but parents — and kids — need to know the risks. Read the article here.

Teens Are Dancing To Voicemails From Their Toxic Exes On TikTok

Teen girls are making TikTok videos dancing to audio clips of their exes’ demoralizing voicemails and rants. Read the article here.

The Teens Of TikTok Are Taking On School Shootings

Teens use dark humor on TikTok to cope with school shooting anxiety. Read the article here.

The Not-So-Secret Life Of A TikTok-Famous Teen

Haley downloaded the app for fun. Now millions of people watch her videos. Read the article here.

Amish Teens Embracing TikTok, Finding Fame On The Social Media App

Videos have surfaced on TikTok and Twitter of Amish users doing everything from riding a horse and buggy to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” building to the song “Barbie Girl” and some who just answer questions about Amish life. Read the article here.

The Teens Have Found A New Ill-Advised Viral Trend

Putting glue above your upper lip in order to make your lips look plump? Read more about the trend here.

TikTok Safety Tips

The wild-and-wacky short videos of TikTok continue to gain popularity among kids, adults, and even celebrities. Check out some easy tips from Common Sense Media to help you manage your kid’s Tik Tok experience by clicking here.

Teens Take TikTok To The Top

TikTok has been downloaded more than a billion times around the world, with more downloads last year than any other non-game app besides WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Facebook. And teens are driving much of its popularity and success. Read the article here.

The Kids Use TikTok Now Because Data-Mined Videos Are So Much Fun

The video-sharing app by the Chinese-owned Bytedance, the world’s most valuable startup, has a younger audience than Facebook, an algorithm that learns you, and different ideas about free speech. Read the article here.