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A third of children think that they receive more education through TikTok than at school, according to research

A third of children think that they receive more education through TikTok than at school, according to research

One in three children say they learn more from TikTok videos than they do at school, a survey shows.

Students as young as five are turning to the social media app for help – despite the minimum age of 13.

About a quarter of those surveyed said they felt TikTok creators explained their schoolwork better than their teachers.

Students using the app claim they can find answers to anything they want, and a fifth believe what they hear is correct.

One in three children say they learn more from TikTok videos than they do at school, a survey shows

The subjects they will most use TikTok for are English, music, and math.

In 2020, TikTok announced plans to commission hundreds of experts to produce educational content after bosses noticed interest in academic videos.

In addition to universities and charities, celebrities also offer videos, including math TV host Rachel Riley.

Researchers from Oxford Home Schooling surveyed 1,000 pupils in the UK aged between five and 16.

Greg Smith, chief of operations, said the popularity of social media is well documented “but our research has revealed the scale of children using the app for educational purposes.”

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