TikTok is enabling a safe internet for all

by - 2/05/2020


As TikTok continues its path to inspire creativity and spread joy, it also encourages and pushes its community to stay safe on the internet. TikTok through several online and offline campaigns has been a leader of sorts to encourage its users to advocate internet safety through challenges, quizzes, and other activities. 
The platform has the maximum number of safety features for its users with comprehensive Community Guidelines that help users understand that TikTok is a place that promotes positivity and aims to have a safe in-app environment and experience for everyone. In addition to this, TikTok also highlights its Safety & Privacy features that further solidify its commitment to safety. Educating and encouraging users of safe online practices such as avoiding sharing passwords and personal details with others. 
Moreover, in a bid to sensitise India’s growing digital population about safe and responsible use of user-generated content platforms, TikTok launched a campaign called #WaitASecToReflect, to inspire users to pause for a second and think of their online behaviour before going ahead and posting content.

As part of this campaign, TikTok has also partnered with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) to execute a digital literacy programme focused on the usage of user generated content platforms. During the first phase, DEF conducted awareness workshops among consumers across key cities in 10 states of India.
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The idea behind the campaign comes following the rapid rate at which the internet has penetrated in India. With the deep penetration and the easy availability of smartphones and creating millions of minutes of content on platforms such as TikTok, there arises a need to drive awareness around safe user behaviour. Through #WaitASecToReflect, TikTok aims at encouraging all digital citizens to use the internet and online platforms in a more responsible, respectful and constructive manner. 
Through the campaign, TikTok reached its followers across the length and breadth of the country to make them think before they posted anything negative on the internet. As part of the campaign, TikTok also created a Wait A Sec microsite.
But these campaigns weren’t all that TikTok has promoted to promote safety. Last year, keeping safety as its priority, TikTok also introduced a local safety initiative called #SafeHumSafeInternet to spread awareness about Internet safety in India. As part of the #SafeHumSafeInternet campaign ushering in Safer Internet Day in India, TikTok also partnered with the Cyber Peace Foundation, an award-winning NGO and global think tank of cyber security and policy experts, to promote online safety. Together, they held an event in New Delhi today, to highlight and discuss the importance of online safety, educate internet users of safety practices to follow, along with efforts that should be taken to promote online safety.
Many popular Indian celebrities and TikTok users such as Arjun Kanungo, Shirley Setia, Neha Kakkar and Tamil TechGuruji amongst others also joined the #SafeHumSafeInternet initiative by creating and publishing short videos on TikTok promoting Safer Internet Day, encouraging users to be safe and sharing tips on how users can practice online safety.

As a part of this campaign, TikTok users in India could also participate in the #SafeHumSafeInternet online challenge by applying customized stickers designed to encourage the adoption of positive online habits. With these stickers, users embraced positive hashtags such as #likes, #Respect, #Positivity, #Creativity, #Security, and shove away negative hashtags such as #5badhabits #Cyber-bullying, #Negativity, #Trolls, #Anxiety, and #Haters. As part of this challenge, TikTok also encouraged users to take part in a quiz in order to test their online safety IQ through our in-app safety quiz.  
Promoting a safe and positive app environment is TikTok’s top priority, and it has a number of measures in place today to protect against misuse. These include privacy settings, filters, in-app reporting, and moderation. For more information about TikTok’s safety efforts, please visit: https://www.TikTok.com/safety/.

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16 comments

  1. I do not like Tic Tok is to much just my opinion. Everyone should be cautious with their personal information and passwords

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  2. Wow there's so much happening on tiktok app that I feel insta is slowly losing its charm. What do you think?

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  3. I am not much of a social media person, but it's nice to see that tiktok is considering the user data safety with it's safe internet feature, privacy policies etc...

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  4. I dont use tiktok much but yes , whenever I have free time i just scroll through and see how talented people are. Truly said it is an emerging platform for content creators - video creators. The safety features look so cool

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  5. Tiktok is blooming rapidly but yet am not there coz I dont enjoy videos much.

    P.S looking cute in straight hair.

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  6. I am not on Tiktok but it seems like they are doing a fair amount of work around data privacy. I like that already!

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  7. wow that's so good and looks like they are working in right way and I can use it as free be

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  8. Wow that's great to know that Tik tok is taking so many measures for safety. I find the videos very entertaining.

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  9. It is definitely spreading all over. I have finally downloaded the app but not sure if I am going to use it or not. But after reading your article I think I am going to give a second thought to it.

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  10. While Tiktok has earned mixed reactions from people, its great to know that they think so much about cyber security.

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  11. There's so much happening on tiktok it's amazing and very impressive.

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  12. Wonderful. Atleast someone is thinking about privacy and data security. It's a plus point for those wary of tiktok. One good reason to some in social media

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  13. Being so popular it is important that tiktok plays smart in Terms of user's privacy and security. Great initiative.

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  14. Tiktok is a very popular app and the initiative they have taken to spread positive environment is really appreciable.

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  15. Wow, that's an amazing initiative by tiktok. Can you please let me know the event details too? Just curious to know what all happened in the event.
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  16. These are so perfect benefits of tik tok and its safe too. I will surely create more content in tik tok. Thankd for sharing

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