21 Oct 2019

TikTok: how proactive it is re children's safety?

From Nine To Noon, 9:44 am on 21 October 2019

Cyber safety experts are warning the world's most popular iPhone app TikTok compromises children's safety and privacy, raising concerns about predatory behaviour, bullying and exposure to age-inappropriate content.  TikTok is taking hold here - it's New Zealand's 11th most downloaded app - and has more than 500 million active users world wide. Courts in Indonesia and India have moved to ban it, and a fine has been imposed by a US court for illegally collecting personal information of children age under 13. Australian cyber-safety expert Susan Mclean tells Kathryn Ryan it would be easy for creators to be more proactive in making it safer for children to use, if only they wanted to.