Moms on TikTok Reconsider Posting Videos of Their Children

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Although several TikTokers have voiced their concerns when it comes to posting your child on TikTok, it seems some moms are finally recognizing the potential dangers and have decided they will no longer be doing so. Vlog content and family content have long been around and popular, especially originating on YouTube. But, despite some having moral concerns over what they believe to be the exploitation of children for content, these families receive a lot of attention for posting their day-to-day lives. Now, however, some moms are realizing the content they post of their children might be getting to predators online and have been trying to spread awareness of why they will no longer be showing their children.

@mom.uncharted

Watch the clip. Even if you claim “some of those are children using their Dads phone” the number of men following this child is extremely disturbing. #fyp #socialmedia #wreneleanor #foryou #minorsafety #onlinesafety #scary #sharenting #protectthechildren #fy #AmazonVirtualTryOn #kidsoftiktok

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Sarah, who can be found on TikTok under the username @mom.uncharted, uses her platform to call out people who use their children for fame and recognition on TikTok, as she believes the child cannot properly consent and deserves a sense of privacy. But, she also calls out potential dangers of posting your child online, even if you do so not for content but just for fun or casually. She notes how many predators lurk online and might save photos of your children and how this can be dangerous without you recognizing it.

https://www.tiktok.com/@astral.apparatus2424/video/7118823860320996650?is_from_webapp=1&sender_device=pc&web_id=7119231630818625070

Currently, many are focusing on one creator for example, although Sarah touches on a variety of different family vloggers. Right now, a TikToker @wren.eleanor, who shows off her adorable daughter as her life as a single mom, is being called out. Many point out that in videos where the young girl might be a little exposed, albeit completely covered like wearing a bathing suit, her videos are being saved much more than other videos, pointing to a concern of why the videos are being saved more and who is saving them.

@douladanielletilley

Im so disgusted rn???? #onlinesafety #internetsafety #wreneleanor #momuncharted #childexploitarion #childexploitationprevention @mom.uncharted

♬ original sound – Danielle – CSA survivor

One video receiving attention showcases a podcast showing analytics for her account, showing that almost 22% of her following was male over the age of 18. And although many of the males might be fathers or overall just innocently following, many pointed out that you just cannot know who is following and why they’re following.

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@mom.uncharted

Watch the clip. Even if you claim “some of those are children using their Dads phone” the number of men following this child is extremely disturbing. #fyp #socialmedia #wreneleanor #foryou #minorsafety #onlinesafety #scary #sharenting #protectthechildren #fy #AmazonVirtualTryOn #kidsoftiktok

♬ original sound – mom.uncharted

After seeing this and listening, many people have decided they will not be posting their children online or if they do, they will make sure their accounts are set to private and monitor who follows them. Although some stated that people should not have to change the things they do because of predators, as it is not their fault that such horrible people exist and are out there, many noted that the safety of the child should be prioritized.

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