Swalwell Primary School

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Wake Up Wednesday

The online world evolves at a relentless pace. At Swalwell Primary School, we are always looking for ways to stay up to date with the latest online safety. Spring 2023 sees us re-launch our 'Wake Up Wednesday campaign. This is where we sign post parents to different online platforms. This gives our staff and parents the most up to date knowledge in the ever-changing digital world in which we live. 

What Parents and Carers Need to Know about TikTok

TikTok is a free social media platform that lets users create, share and watch short videos ranging anywhere from 15 seconds to 10 minutes in duration. The app gained notoriety for its viral dances, trends and celebrity cameos and can be a creative, fun platform for teens to enjoy. Now available in 75 languages, it has more than a billion active users worldwide (as of spring 2022) and is most popular with the under-16 age bracket. In fact, a 2022 Ofcom report found TikTok to be the most-used social media platform for posting content, particularly among young people aged 12 to 17.

In the guide, you'll find tips on avoiding potential risks such as age-inappropriate content, dangerous challenges and contact with strangers.