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How To Deal With Bullying On TikTok In 2023

Don’t let bullies ruin your TikTok experience! Here’s how you can stop them

TikTok is a popular social media platform that has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. With this growth, unfortunately, comes an increase in cyberbullying on the app. If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying on TikTok, there are steps you can take to address the issue.

Block the user

The first step in dealing with bullying on TikTok is to block the user who is bullying you. It is important to curate your community on any social platform, any user who is spewing negativity or harm should have no place in your social media experience. Blocking users will prevent them from being able to interact with your account, comment on your videos, or send you direct messages. To block a user, go to their profile, click the three dots in the top right corner, and select “block.”

Report the user

Unfortunately, many users will go out of their way to spread harm and negativity, they might do this from multiple accounts or through spamming. If the bullying is severe or ongoing, you can report the user to TikTok. This will trigger an investigation by TikTok’s moderation team, who will determine if the user violated TikTok’s community guidelines. To report a user, click the three dots on their profile and select “report.”

Use the comment filter

if you feel that your comment section is getting toxic or constantly has hate comments being posted on it. TikTok has a comment filter feature that allows you to automatically hide comments that contain certain words or phrases. This can be helpful in preventing bullying comments from appearing on your videos. To set up the comment filter, go to your profile, click the three dots in the top right corner, and select “privacy and safety.” From there, you can turn on the comment filter and customize the keywords that trigger the filter.

Take a break from the app

Mental health has become a major topic of conversation in 2023, especially when it comes to social media. Always remember that your mental well being comes before any of your social media. If the bullying is affecting your mental health, it’s important to take a break from the app. You can temporarily uninstall the app and focus your energy on a different activity that does not involve social media. This can give you time to process your feelings, reflect and come up with a plan for how to handle the situation.

Reach out for support

always keep in mind there is nothing wrong with asking for help. If you are experiencing bullying on TikTok, it’s important to reach out for support. Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what you’re going through, or consider reaching out to a mental health professional. You can also contact organizations like The Cyberbullying Research Center or The Trevor Project for additional support, both of which are recommend by TikTok.

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