TikTok is a versatile app that offers plenty of resources and features that promote the health and safety of its users. The app does a fair job of ensuring that their users’ privacy is protected. For example, they allow users to make their profile private so it can only be viewed by people that they allow to follow them. TikTok also allows users to block other users that they do not want to be in contact with or to see their profile. There are also strict guidelines that each user must follow, such as being 18 years or older to post content or refraining from bullying or harassment. Anyone can select the “Report” option for a video or even a profile if they post content that violates TikTok’s guidelines. Another safety feature is that users can delete any comment made on their video that they do not wish to see for any reason. TikTok has plenty of creators that provide valuable information such as useful products to buy, how-to videos, and important world news.
Some areas where TikTok could improve would be restricting sensitive content and ensuring that guidelines are being followed. Even though the app is able to restrict creators that are too young and delete accounts or content that is deemed inappropriate, there are definitely still some violations that escapes being deleted by TikTok. Although TikTok has a feature that presents a warning before a video that might be considered as sensitive content, many of these videos end up violating TikTok’s guidelines by either showing dangerous acts, spreading false information, or breaking other violations. This censorship should be considered since a large portion of users on this app are young teens and even kids.
Clark Gardens also has a variety of resources that promote the health and safety of people that visit the garden. The garden is in an enclosed area surrounded by a fence that is locked at night to protect the garden as well as a parking lot that entrance that is locked at night. Although there are a lot of areas completely covered by bushes, trees, and flowers, there are also flat paths that are safe for walking. The garden has plenty of volunteers that take care of the plants and surrounding areas. There are places to sit and a small, indoor gift shop where visitors can purchase water if needed. The garden also promotes a sense of community by hosting a variety of events at different holidays, and by hosting concerts during the summer for community members to attend. Another great feature that is offered by the garden is school field trips. Many classes from schools in the neighborhood visit the garden to learn more about biodiversity and the importance of protecting the environment. Even though this is a safe place, it could be improved by having more volunteers present at the garden during the day to direct people and provide any necessary information or even by adding security at the entrance.