App Alert

The danger of TikTok to children is real

Three months ago, before Covid-19 took over, computers were not central to my 10-year-old daughter’s life. Neither was the iPad, email, texting, or an insidious app used for making and sharing short videos called TikTok.

If you haven’t seen TikTok in action, in a nutshell, it allows users to record 15-second videos and upload them for the world to see. People post everything from comedy routines to lip-syncing acts, but in this house it’s dancing.

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Joanna Cohen

Joanna Cohen

Writer, athlete, mom, sports fan. New York City native. Probably the only person on earth who has interviewed Derek Jeter and written dialogue for Susan Lucci.