Don’t drop TikTok

Dont drop TikTok

Brady Vandellen, Staff writer

TikTok, one of the largest growing social media platforms, has faced a lot of controversy recently. The social media app has over 800 million users, and includes many challenges, trends, and dances. These trends make it a safe, unique, and enjoyable environment for people of all ages. Recently the app has been close to shutting down, though some people do not want to see it go. The app has many benefits, and there are many reasons why it should stay put.


With almost a billion users, there are many people who now see TikTok as a job. These users (called “creators” and “influencers”) entertain millions of followers and have even made money off of dances and challenges. The most notable of these users is Charli D’amelio. This user has 93 million followers and still gains many more followers a day, despite only having the app for one year. D’amelio has turned the social media app into a lifestyle and even a job, averaging at 25 thousand dollars per TikTok. TikTok has also allowed her to get sponsored by brands like Hollister, who made 2.5 Billion dollars off of sponsoring TikTok stars. These opportunities would have never been feasible without TikTok.


TikTok has been a safe and simple way for children to find entertainment. Most of TikTok’s users are children. It is easy for kids to find, and take part in the various trends. Not to mention, all of the dances are kid-friendly and allow people to interact with other users doing the same dances, or challenges. This can help make people feel involved, supported, and can even help people make friends. With over 800 million users, it is easy for anyone to find someone similar to them, and become close with them over TikTok. 


When anyone posts on TikTok, it has the chance to show up on anyone else’s page. This causes some videos to become famous, and can even kick start anyone’s career on the app. Certain users have become well known due to one or two famous videos. This gives anyone a chance to become well known. There are many reasons for TikTok to stay, and it is hard to narrow it down to just a few. TikTok is a great way to interact with people all over the world, and is a vital part of many people’s daily lives, it needs to stay accessible to everyone.