Dear Parent / Carer,
It has been reported to us that an extremely graphic and upsetting video is currently trending across several social media platforms, especially so TikTok. The video involves a man who live streamed his suicide.
The administrators of all social media applications are working hard to remove all videos; however, some have been spliced to innocent looking uploads and could be added to the “For You” content page, so users may view the content without intentionally doing so.
The video is extremely distressing, so it is urged that parents, children and carers to avoid using TikTok whilst it is in high circulation.
If you have witnessed the video please seek appropriate from a parent or carer, teacher or from any other mental health service such as www.thecalmzone.net, 0800 585858.
How to report an upsetting video
TikTok provides clear instructions on how to report upsetting videos that may breach their rules and regulations. If you find a distressing clip, open the video and press the share button, tap report and follow the online instructions.
On Facebook, you can report a photo or video that you believe violates its Community Standards by clicking or tapping on the post to expand it. Hover over the photo or video and hit Options in the bottom right corner. Click Find Support or Report Photo for photos or Find support or report video for videos. Select the option that best describes the issue and follow the on-screen instructions.
On Instagram, tap the three dots above the photo or video post, tap report, and then select why you’ve chosen to report the post.
Miss L Coffill