Scots warn parents to keep kids off TikTok due to vid of man shooting himself

SCOTS have been warning other parents to keep their kids off TikTok after a disturbing video of a man shooting himself did the rounds.

The gruesome video originally appeared on the site on Sunday and despite being deleted it’s understood people keep putting it back up.

Warnings have been issued about a gruesome TikTok video

Warnings have been issued about a gruesome TikTok video

The clip is said to appear on the ‘For You’ page, and has no age verification before it can be viewed.

It has been widely shared, and two Scots mums who came across it are urging others to keep their little ones off the site.

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Louise Moffat said: “Warning to all the mummys with kids on tik tok. And adults.

“I just went on and on my ‘for you’ page I started watching a guy just sitting at a computer desk.

“Within seconds of the video he had committed suicide on the live video which seems to now be getting shared so much and every second video is that.

“Really wouldnt want anyone else watching this.”

Karen Campbell added: “If your child or yourself use tiktok to watch videos please take their device away from them for 72 hours. Come off tiktok yourself too.

“There is a video going around you literally only need to open tiktok to see it, of a man live streaming his suicide. Someone has took the video is now sharing this over Tiktok with the link attached so you can physically watch it, you do not need to verify your age before you watch it.

“He takes a gun and shots himself in the face. Please for the safety of your child take their devices away.

“Tiktok are apparently aware of the situation. The man has long hair and beard with glasses if you see the image come off!”


According to The Verge, TikTok say it was first seen on Facebook and has appeared on other social media sites.

A spokesperson told them: ““Our systems have been automatically detecting and flagging these clips for violating our policies against content that displays, praises, glorifies, or promotes suicide

“We are banning accounts that repeatedly try to upload clips, and we appreciate our community members who’ve reported content and warned others against watching, engaging, or sharing such videos on any platform out of respect for the person and their family.”

TikTok has been contacted by the Scottish Sun for further comment.

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