TikTok’s Latest Craze (And It’s Not Pretty)

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Every Tuesday – for just a few minutes – I join Heather Backman (my old buddy from her days on CHOM FM) on the air at Jack 103 (Rogers Sports & Media) to give a quick blast about the current state of technology, media and Internet culture. We’re calling the segment Tech Tuesday (and we do it in just a few minutes).

What is Tech Tuesday?

If you ever find yourself wondering… What, exactly, is the point of TikTok? How can I make myself look better on a Zoom? Reddit? What’s that about? How do I help my kids be safer online? Who’s the latest creator and streamer that I should be checking out?

You are not alone.

This is what Heather Backman and I discussed this morning over on Jack 103 FM for a couple of minutes:

TikTok’s Latest Craze: Stealing Stuff From SchoolThe New York Times.

“It’s all on TikTok. Missing are soap dispensers, bathroom mirrors, paper towel holders, fire alarms and even a teacher’s desk — anything that can be swiped from school and then revealed in a TikTok video, with the hashtag #deviouslicks. In the last month or so, TikTok has hosted close to 94,200 similar videos under #deviouslicks, or #diabolicallicks, according to the website Know Your Meme. The hashtag also seems to have encouraged more serious vandalism, with students taking ceiling tiles, hand-railings, toilets and bathroom stalls.”

Is this “kids just being kids” or a sign that the end is nigh? Schools have had to deal with enough (especially with covid, etc…), but now they’re dealing with viral videos of kids stealing property.

Is this viral video fun or “get off my lawn” because these kids are terrible?

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Once the segment goes live on Jack 103, I will post it here for you to listen in, learn, share and engage….

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