Parents wary of children using TikTok and other social media unsupervised: Poll

EXCLUSIVE — Two-thirds of parents are leery of allowing their children to use TikTok and other social media apps without supervision, a newly released poll has found.

The poll, commissioned by the parent activist group Parents Defending Education and conducted by WPA Intelligence, found that 68% of parents reported feeling uncomfortable with the idea of allowing their children to use TikTok without supervision.


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The results held across the political spectrum, with 71% of Republicans, 72% of independents, and 63% of Democrats expressing the sentiment. Additionally, 68% of parents indicated that they were aware of the Chinese government’s ability to access user data on the popular app.

The outcomes were similar for other social media apps, with 63% of parents expressing concerns about unsupervised use of Instagram and Facebook, 74% uncomfortable with unsupervised use of Snapchat, and 66% were
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