Mothers have shared their terror and shock at finding TikTok pedophiles grooming their daughters.
Disgusted and devastated parents warned TikTok app was a “magnet for pedophiles” after The Sun reported how children as young as 8 were being contacted by pedos and blasted with inappropriate messages.
The app, which allows users to share and create short videos with camera effects and music, is one of the world’s fastest-growing apps.
Children, often wearing their school uniforms, have been contacted by creepy predators. Shocked parents have come forward and revealed their terror at what they have discovered on TikTok.
TikTok is meant for those aged 13 and above and it has been downloaded over a billion times in more than 140 countries but users can simply lie about their age.
In 2019, an NSPCC report found that the app was accountable for 6 recorded cases of child abuse images and child sex offenses.
Horrified parents have described to The Sun Online how their kids have received threatening, inappropriate and explicit messages from strangers.
Mother-of-two Robyn Ganley from Sunderland was “furious” when she discovered a stranger had liked all her 10-year-old daughter’s pictures and left comments on them all saying ‘wow.’
“I just happened to go through her phone that day and found it. It wasn’t any of her friends contacting her, it was someone she didn’t know. I reported the account.
“I was furious when I saw it. I deleted the app, but she re-downloaded it. I hate the app. It really frightens me as a parent how easy it is for people to contact my kids on there.”
Shocked parent Nigel Wharton said: “I checked my 10 year old son’s account and found five private messages from adults…one telling him they love him.”
A mother-of-one felt disgusted after checking her niece’s phone. She said to Sun Online: “Debbie was watching another child’s live video when a private profile who had no picture started chatting to her via the live comments of the other child’s video.
“This person kept asking personal questions and then proceeded to ask her if she had ever rubbed her private parts. I felt sick to my stomach.”
One concerned parent, whose 9-year-old son was on the app, said the app should be banned.
“The site is full of grown men grooming kids and vulnerable people, it should be banned,” she expressed. “There were videos promoting drug taking and sexually suggestive content.
“Shae got lots of follow requests but when I checked them, they had no content on their accounts so I declined them. He was able to sign up when he was nine and no proof was needed of his age.”
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