Disturbing images on the TikTok video app in which children & # 39; sexual & # 39; show content, calling for schools to be banned
- Shocking content from students filming themselves at school on popular video app
- TikTok clips prompted SA shadow minister to call for a mobile ban on schools
- Several Adelaide schools took action when they became aware of the video & # 39; s
Disturbing footage of students filming unwieldy and offensive content on a mobile app has prompted schools to ban phones.
Several of the most prestigious schools in Adelaide have confirmed that they are aware of images in the popular video app TikTok with their students in uniform.
Videos obtained on the app by Seven news show students at school content ranging from offensive to dangerous.
Some clips show students who use offensive language and simulate sexually explicit acts in the classroom, while others filmed in the playground show dangerous stunts performed from diving in bushes to frontal walking in garbage bins.
On TikTok, disturbing content has emerged from students who perform offensive acts
The images gave cause for concern from Minister of Shadow Education, Jayne Stimson, who wants to introduce a ban on mobile phones in schools.
& # 39; Parents have raised this issue with me, concerned about what their own children are doing at school & # 39 ;, Stimson said on Facebook.
Her proposed ban led to a divided response online.
& # 39; Thinking that removing phones will stop this behavior is naive and short-sighted. Children have acted infinitely for eternity, the only difference now is that we can hold them accountable for all the evidence they leave behind. Removing their phones will not stop the behavior, it will only prevent teachers and parents from finding out, & posted a woman.
Another added: & # 39; It is harmlessly fun, at least they are in school. & # 39;
Some videos in the app show students who simulate sexual and explicit acts in the classroom
Xavier College took immediate action when it became aware of students who have appeared in video & # 39; s recently.
The action included counseling and disciplinary measures.
& # 39; The incident underscores the need to continue our ongoing educational process to equip our young people to be more responsible and safe users of all technology & # 39 ;, a spokeswoman told Seven News.
The Xavier College mobile phone policy available on the school's website states that devices will be confiscated if it is determined that students are using them improperly.
& # 39; Further disciplinary action will be taken if the student insults again & # 39 ;, states the policy.
SA Education Minister Jayne Stimson (pictured on the left with former Prime Minister Julia Gillard) wants to enforce a ban on mobile phones in schools after watching disturbing videos
Immanuel College, an exclusive boarding school in Adelaide, is also aware of images of students in the popular app.
& # 39; As soon as we noticed at Immanuel that there were TikToks in the app showing our students, we communicated with our entire student group to make sure they understood that this was against our policies and that there was a significant privacy risk to them. was students, & # 39; said Steve Blight.
Some believe that a ban on mobile phones is not the answer.
Popular video app TikTok has conquered the online world for the past two years
Education Minister John Gardner said the department supports schools that enforce telephone bans, but does not believe that a general ban will solve the problem.
TikTok was launched at the end of 2017 and has more than 500 million active users worldwide.
The app describes itself as the destination for short mobile video & # 39; s with a mission to capture & present the creativity, knowledge and valuable moments of life in the world & # 39 ;.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted TikTok for comments.
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