TikTok Shares Results of Deep Dive on Potentially Harmful Challenges, Self-Harm Hoaxes

48% of teens responding to a survey believed they were safe, calling them fun or lighthearted

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TikTok kicked off a global project earlier this year to gather information on its younger users’ engagement with potentially harmful challenges and hoaxes on its platform and other social networks, consulting with experts and conducting a survey of more than 10,000 parents, teachers and teens in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Indonesia, Mexico, the U.K., the U.S. and Vietnam.

Head of safety public policy for Europe Alexandra Evans explained in a blog post Wednesday, “While not unique to any one platform, the effects and concerns are felt by all—and we wanted to learn how we might develop even more effective responses as we work to better support teens, parents and educators.



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