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Minimum age according to TikTok
13+ Minimum age according to TikTok

What is TikTok?

TikTok (formerly Music.ly) is a social media app for creating and sharing short videos. You can create and share short lip-sync, comedy and talent videos of up to 10 minutes long. 

Website: tiktok.com

Apps: Android app, Apple iOS app

How do people use TikTok?

Learn more about the benefits and risks associated with how people use video sharing services like TikTok.

TikTok is used for: in-app purchasing, live streaming, messaging/online chat, online relationships, photo/video sharing and screen capture

How can you report online abuse or block someone?

These links are provided by TikTok:

How can you protect your personal information?

These links are provided by TikTok:

Key safety links

These links are provided by TikTok:

  • Content controls
    Manage what you see on TikTok including how to restrict and report harmful content.
  • Topic guides
    Information about common concerns related to content shared on TikTok including bullying, eating disorders, COVID-19 and online challenges.
  • Guardian's guide
    Provides a range of safety information for parents about using TikTok.
  • Community guidelines
    Rules for using TikTok which should be followed by every user.
  • Wellbeing
    Information and resources to support wellbeing on TikTok.
  • Terms of use
    The terms you agree to when you use TikTok.
  • Privacy policy
    Outlines TikTok’s privacy policy guidelines including the information they collect and how they use your data.

Last updated: 24/06/2024

The eSafety Guide helps you find out how to protect your personal information and report harmful content on common social media, games, apps and sites. Entries are for information only and are not reviews or endorsements by eSafety. Before choosing to use any online service or platform it’s best to:

  • do your own research to understand the risks and benefits
  • check the age rating and requirements
  • consider privacy
  • check the permissions and other settings
  • check the in-app reporting options.

If you are a parent or carer who is deciding whether a child should be allowed to use an online service or platform, you can also:

  • consider your child's readiness for the types of content and experiences they might encounter
  • help them understand what to do if they need help
  • provide ongoing support and monitoring, for example through regular check-ins with your child
  • agree to some rules about use of each service or platform.

To find out more, you can read the App checklist for parents, as well as information about parental controls in social media, games and apps and mental wellbeing resources for families.