TikTok's algorithm is powerful. This filmmaker explains why
TikTok is a social media platform that is unique in the risks it poses to children. It affects their mental health and their lives.
Filmmaker and director of "TikTok Boom" Director of the "TikTok, Boom" movie. Shalini Kantayya discusses how TikTok can be addictive with its short videos and constant notifications. Kantayya explains that children can become obsessed with getting views and likes, which can adversely affect their self-esteem. Kantayya points out that TikTok can be used to harass and bully others. This can cause anxiety and depression. Kantayya recommends that parents monitor their children's use and limit the time they spend on the app. Kantaya also suggests that parents speak to their children about cyberbullying, online harassment, and other dangers.