TikTok- social media meets all sensory creativity to the max.
This platform allows for teen self- expression as it is home for the loud, proud, wild, silly and weird.
On this video sharing application teens can post videos and use an array of music and "Snapchat-style" filters, which can morph images and create other intriguing visual effects.
Notable features- (1) Teens with small followings could "go virtual" aka their video has a quick increase in views/popularity. (2) Teens could be exposed to content they wouldn't necessarily follow.
⁉️ With this being said, many parents are left with questions⁉️
✔Is this an outlet for coping or perpetuating an online addiction?
✔Is my kid being exposed to inappropriate content or just building stronger connections with other kids?
Many parents/caregivers have these concerns.
Want to explore the purpose of TikTok and help your teen learn a variety of coping strategies? Email me at: Shannonburtontherapy@gmail.com