Mum points pressing warning to all dad and mom over ‘vile’ TikTok video
Rachel Dawson said the video could “traumatize” children in a viral video-sharing app.
Rachel has raised concerns about the graphic footage her daughter could easily view – and urges other parents to keep an eye on what their children are seeing.
Originally posted on TikTok, the video shows a girl with long dark hair dancing for a few seconds.
It then cuts to a very graphic take that appears to show a girl being beheaded.
“It upset my daughter”
Rachel said her 13-year-old daughter was sent a link to the video.
She told the Portsmouth News, “When she opened it, she dropped the phone and went white.
“I asked what was going on, I watched the video and it shows how a man actually cuts off a girl’s head, it’s very graphic.”
The video has been removed from TikTok but is still circulating on other social media platforms.
Rachel added, “I just want parents to be aware so they can watch their kids because this video upset my daughter quite a bit.
“I don’t want another child to suffer or be traumatized.
“It’s a hideous video.”
In November 2020, the video platform introduced parental controls for parents with children who use the app.
As part of a security update to the platform, teenage TikTok users can now set their children’s accounts to private and disable comments.
The feature already allows parents to manage screen time on TikTok each day and limit the content that is shown on the “For You” page of the app.
At the time, Alexandra Evans, Head of Child Safety Policy in Europe at TikTok, said: The updates we’re making today are the latest in a series of steps we’ve taken to give families the tools they need to to create the right TikTok experience for them.
“We know that people who feel safe can let their creativity run free – that is why safety is the focus of everything we do.”