Despite only launching in 2018, TikTok has enjoyed a dramatic rise to become one of the most popular social media apps on the planet.

Young people, in particular, love its short-form video focus, and it is now one of the favourite tools of expression.

There’s a good chance your child is either using it already or asking to be allowed on it – but what exactly is it, and are there any risks you should be aware of?

Here’s everything parents and carers need to know about TikTok:

TikTok: Parents Guide