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+
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 you will be promoted with two option click on settings