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TikTok and COVID-19: What All Parents Should Know

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With COVID-19 keeping many teenagers and young adults locked indoors day in and day out, social media apps are becoming sources for entertainment and connection more than ever before. Kids seem to have their smartphones glued to the palms of their hands instead of supplementing their education. In particular, one app has risen above the rest in 2020s tumultuous early months: TikTok.

Coronavirus has spurred a worldwide TikTok trend, something that might be frustrating to parents who feel they just mastered social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram. Kids are dancing, lip syncing, and taking part in TikTok “challenges” in a global frenzy, and there’s even a chance at fame and fortune in the annals of the app, with certain young people finding celebrity status via their viral videos. It’s been slowly growing in popularity since 2018, and as of right now, it’s the #2 free app on … Read the rest