Musical.ly

What is it?

musical.ly is a video community that allows you to create, share, and discover short music videos. Videos can be up to 15 seconds, and by combining many of the attributes of Vine (looping video app) and Instagram (custom photo filters) and layering on popular music.

Users must be 13+

The risk?

There has been a large number or reports about the dangers of this app by schools, newspapers and even the police. Children have been asked to send indecent images via the app and even groomed on the app. A UK newspaper discovered that two police forces in the UK – one in the West Midlands and one in Merseyside – have launched separate investigations into messages on the app. One has closed the case as the app is based in the US, while the other is ongoing. One officer in the USA said
it is a paedophiles dream

Anyone with children using the musical.ly app please speak with your children about the dangers of being online.

How to make it safer

Step one load the musical.ly app and then click the profile icon in the bottom right comer of the app:


Then when on the profile press the settings icon in the top right corner of the app

Then you will be promoted with two option click on settings


Now you need to turn on the following options:


This will make the account safer but nothing is ever 100% safe and in our opinion this app is very dangerous and should NOT be used without parental monitoring