TikTok, also known as musical.ly, is a Chinese owned social media platform for sharing small videos of 15 seconds to 1 minute. Its parent company is a famous Chinese startup known by the name ByteDance. With the launch of TikTok, it starts to gain high popularity across borders in a concise period of time. Teenagers mostly use TikTok for sharing short music videos of dress changing videos, lip-syncing videos, vulgar videos, etc. But, This small good looking has very dark secrets, and I’m going to revel it! So, today in this very post I will tell you about 10 reasons why TikTok is bad for your mental health.
Definitely, As you have noticed, most of the TikTok videos have nothing to do with the personal or professional development of teenagers. Teenagers are mostly the creators and viewers of TikTok. But, what they don’t know is what this app is doing with them. With the rising fame of TikTok with this speed, it can be said that TikTok is not controlled by people but, people are controlled by TikTok. TikTok is silently brainwashing you!
Let’s see 10 reasons why TikTok have bad impacts on your brain or mental health, more precisely. Don’t miss the 10th reason as it’s most important of all.
10 Reasons Why TikTok is BAD for you and your Mental Health
Well, there can be numerous reasons why TikTok is bad for humans or humanity. Here we have noted down the 10 most important ones.
Vulgarity, Harassment, Abuses
As TikTok become famous among teen girls and women. Most of them are only uploading seductive or Vulgar contents just to gain some likes. Not only this, while scrolling over TikTok, you will frequently find Harassing and abusive videos to spread nothing but hatred, instability, and insecurity. Compelling us to say, dude wtf is this?
Destroying Personal Lives
There were a lot of cases reported to the police regarding TikTok videos. People are using TikTok to defame others by posting ambiguous personal videos of past relationships to ruin their current personal life. And why not these are videos that go viral. Girls are the most victim of these kinds of threats.
Ruining Your Important Time
As I said earlier the most users of TikTok are 14-18 years teenagers. They are the most infected ones by TikTok. This age period is the most critical stage to decide the future of a person. But instead, they are busy making videos of “We will be together forever”, “Couple-Goals” and shit.
Some tiktokers, especially boys are not happy that they are born with a penis. So, they are dying to become a girl. Ideally, not possible in the real-world so on TikTok. Dressing up like girls, apply their makeup, copying their style, and whatnot. Nowadays, These stupid videos are also considered a mode of entertainment. Up to this extent, Tiktok is making youth brains ‘a dustbin’.
You can find many videos on TikTok in which video creators are doing immoral/vulgar acts with a person. And when they caught, they will say “Hey, It’s just a prank! There is the camera”. These also consist of many shitty challenges, like pranksters kiss a random girl and runs. The worst part of this is viewers of these videos are appreciating this nonsense.
ZERO – Result
Although, few tiktokers are definitely making some monetary values from TikTok. But, what most of them are losing – Time, energy, effort, youth life, brain cells, etc. Leading them to a very bad investment, which results in zero output.
Needless to say, that most of the content uploaded on TikTok is cringe and nonsense. Polluting the mind of youngsters. Wasting their precious time of studying.
Playing With Your Mind
A recent news revealed that TikTok is putting fake likes and comments on videos by bots. Making it more attentive to the viewer’s eyes. Tiktok is also found using some psychological hacks to make you like new modes of so-called entrainment. They are hence making you addicted to use their app.
Decreasing Attention Span
Undoubtedly, social media has decreased our attention span drastically. But, Tiktok is taking it to another level. Videos of length 15 seconds and you can skip them anytime if you don’t like. According to a survey, the average watch time of TikTok videos is only 5 seconds. It means people need something entertaining every 5 seconds or so. It is rewiring our brain such that we can’t hold ourselves to continue watching boring or not entertaining stuff for longer. This is especially bad for students, who mostly take studies as a boring thing.
A Chinese Surveillance
Tiktok is an interactive app. It takes a whole lot of permission when a user starts using it. Many permissions mean a lot of data. Hence, sucking and filling their servers with your private data and selling it to black hat companies and governments. This can be very well used to alter your mental habits and political views. Numerous times Tiktok has been taken to court for loading Chinese surveillance software in viewer’s phones.
Last but the least, Your life must be affected by China made virus that is “coronavirus“. Tiktok is solely based in china. Using TikTok implies, you are supporting the government and people who are the reason for the present disaster in the world. So, I kindly request you uninstall TikTok from your phone and also report it in the play store/app store so that this shit is removed from the internet fastly.
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