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Pros and Cons of Tiktok 

Tiktok has blown up so much during the last year. It could be a very supportive community, but it could also be the worst community ever. People all around are addicted to this app because it can be so entertaining and funny, and can also spread awareness about important topics. But there is a side of Tiktok that could damage teenagers’ mental health. For example, many kids don’t agree with other kids for certain reasons and it causes drama and arguments that can get cruel, even involving racist or homophobic comments. Tiktok also has increased people’s screen time on their phones because of how addicting the app can be. But that’s just social media overall, it takes up a lot of time in our lives and can be so damaging to the brain. I love the app, don’t get me wrong, but certain things people post or “joke” about aren’t merely as funny as they think it is ( being that it’s offensive ) and that’s where the drama gets involved. Some people have to understand that you can make funny and interesting posts without it being offensive! Sadly that’s not how people work and this issue probably won’t get resolved, but if you’re one of those people who can’t stand the offensive ones just like me, ignore them and don’t feed into their hate.

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