TikTok continues to strengthen digital literacy advocacy



The Manila Times


Public Square

SHORT-FORM video platform TikTok continues its fight against harmful misinformation with a livestream titled “TikTok Digital Literacy Hub: A Guide to Online Safety.” During the media launch, streamed via TikTok Live, the popular platform reiterated its continued commitment to help users navigate the digital environment safely through its inapp Digital Literacy Hub, its portal containing educational information on mental well-being, cyber wellness, minor safety, potentially dangerous online challenges and other digital literacy topics. Panelists included TikTok Philippines Public Policy head Kristoffer Rada, TikTok content creator Mona Magno-Veluz a.k.a. Mighty Magulang, YouthLed party chief Ching Jorge, Internews senior program officer Gian Libot with celebrity Antoinette Taus hosting the event. Anchored by hashtag #thinkb4youdo, the hub promotes safe online behavior and encourages everyone to think twice before doing anything on the Internet or before taking on dangerous challenges. TikTok’s initiative in the Philippines and across Southeast Asia also hosts digital literacy tips that can help users make smart choices. The tips come in the form of videos, quizzes, and scenario-based learning content that users can easily relate to. Users were also encouraged to be critical about information they read on social media and on the Internet. TikTok’s Digital Literacy Hub provides tools that will help users to identify and report inappropriate materials, platforms that spread false information and fake news. Visit bit.ly/tiktokwellnesshub and www.tiktok.com for more information. Download the app on iOS and Android devices today. TikTok has global offices including Los Angeles, Mountain View, New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore, Jakarta, Seoul and Tokyo.