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TikTok school abuse: Teachers quitting over paedophile slurs


TikTok school abuse: Teachers quitting over paedophile slurs

By Nicola Bryan
BBC News

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One school says it called in the police over “very upsetting” allegations on the video-sharing app

Some teachers are leaving the profession after being labelled paedophiles on TikTok, a union says.

A craze on the social media app has seen children share videos of staff with inappropriate hashtags and comments and, sometimes, superimposing their faces onto pornography.

A Swansea Valley school said it called the police after staff were secretly filmed and labelled #paedo on the app.

TikTok said it had no place for hateful behaviour, bullying and harassment.

Gemma Morgan, assistant head teacher at Cwmtawe Community School, Pontardawe, said a fake school TikTok account had been set up.

‘Very upsetting’

It contained edited videos of virtual parents’ evenings and lessons, as well as covert filming of staff that had been uploaded and doctored.

“They had edited them, put hashtags over the top, they created memes… there were several hashtags with ‘paedo’,” she said.

“Some members of staff had been filmed discreetly within classrooms.”

She said there were “extremely derogatory comments” and “very bad language”.

“In all honesty, things that were of great concern and we engaged with the local police.”

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