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Self-Harm, Suicide, Self-Injury

Policy Date:

Apr 14, 2022

We care deeply about the health and well-being of the individuals that make up our community. We do not allow content depicting, promoting, normalizing, or glorifying activities that could lead to suicide, self-harm, or eating disorders. We also do not permit users to share content depicting them partaking in, or encouraging others to partake in, dangerous activities that may lead to serious injury or death.

However, we do support members of our community sharing their personal experiences with these issues in a safe way to raise awareness and find community support. We also encourage individuals who are struggling with thoughts of self-harm or suicide, or who know someone is seriously considering suicide, to immediately contact local emergency services or a suicide prevention hotline. In the event that our intervention could help a user who may be at risk of harming themselves, the TikTok team may also alert local emergency services.

Suicide
We remove content that displays suicide, suicidal ideation, or content that might encourage participation in other self-injurious behavior. We also remove content that depicts attempted suicide or content featuring a person engaging in behavior or intending to engage in behavior that is likely to lead to self-inflicted death. We prohibit any form of content that promotes, normalizes, or glorifies suicide, provides instructions for suicide, or posts that portray a suicide as heroic or honorable.

Do not post, upload, stream, or share:

Content that provides instructions for suicide
Content that depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies suicide
Suicide games, dares, pacts, or hoaxes
Self-harm and eating disorders
To avoid normalizing, encouraging, or triggering self-harm behavior, we do not allow imagery that depicts such behavior, regardless of the user's intention of posting it. We remove content that may encourage or normalize acts that are likely to lead to physical self-inflicted injury. Content that promotes eating habits that are likely to cause adverse health outcomes is also not allowed on the platform.

Do not post, upload, stream, or share:

Content that depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies self-harm or eating disorders
Content that provides instructions on how to engage in self-harm or eating disorders
Self-harm or eating disorder games, dares, pacts, or hoaxes
Content that depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies eating disorders or other dangerous weight loss behaviors associated with eating disorders
Dangerous acts
We define risky activities or other dangerous behavior as acts conducted in a non-professional context or without the necessary skills and safety precautions that may lead to serious injury or death for the user or the public. We do not allow content that depicts, promotes, normalizes, or glorifies such behavior, including amateur stunts or dangerous challenges.

Do not post, upload, stream, or share:

Content that shows the potentially inappropriate use of dangerous tools, vehicles, or objects
Content that depicts or promotes ingesting substances that are not meant for consumption or could lead to severe harm
Dangerous games, dares, or stunts that might lead to injury

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