In the Russian media and social networks, warnings about dangerous children's play in the popular TikTok application are actively broadcast.
For example, the media reported that Moscow schools warned parents about the spreading calls to suicide on TikTok. Schools sent information to parent chats and urged that special attention be paid to children.
According to the spreading information, the terrible action was supposed to take place on March 3.
Later, Deputy Speaker of the State Duma Irina Yarovaya asked the head of the Investigative Committee to take measures and find those who are behind the creation of such content, while she said that the information came to her "from worried parents" and was confirmed by Roskomnadzor and the Department of Education in the media.
"The measures taken by Roskomnadzor in this regard are not enough, since coordinated actions of law enforcement officers are needed in carrying out operational and investigative measures, given that the distribution of criminal content is planned and organized," Yarovaya said.
After a while, there was a response from the TikTok app. As Rambler found out, the company's press service said that the social network removes content that violates the rules of the social network, including those that depict, promote, normalize or glorify suicide. In addition, the social network blocks hashtags under which such content is distributed, "in order to prevent users from participating in dangerous challenges."
"We have removed and continue to promptly identify and remove videos related to suicides from the platform," the company said.
Many netizens simply did not believe in such warnings. However, one of the teachers of elementary schools in the city of Moscow told how, at recess, she noticed her student climbing on the windowsill:
"I left the classroom to ventilate, and when I returned, I noticed a student on the windowsill. I was very scared and persistently asked him to get off. In response, he said to me:" Okay, then I'll try at home … "…
I, of course, was very scared and sent urgently to a psychologist. I'm not sure if this is related to this TikTok challenge, but honestly, the boy is a problem in himself. Not a day without incident … ", - told Rambler teacher in one of the Moscow secondary schools.