Another South Carolina University Bans TikTok On Its Campus Network
Every day seems to bring a new warning concerning social media platforms. Those typically range from safety concerns to cyber bullying to privacy threats. Last year, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster issued a TikTok ban on electronic devices managed by South Carolina’s Department of Administration. And now, Clemson University announced its own ban of TikTok on campus networks starting this week.
According to WSPA, the university says the move to ban TikTok “allows the University to protect institutional resources and information while safeguarding the privacy of a wide variety of devices connected to the Clemson network.” However, this does not effect the ability of faculty and students to use TikTok on personal devices using private networks.
Earlier this year, Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina announced a similar ban of TikTok on campus networks related to security and privacy concerns. And, several other major universities in states across the country already banned the platform on campus networks. So, it seems to be a growing trend. See here for a current list of universities that ban it.
And, as mentioned earlier, privacy and and security aren’t the only concerns TikTok faces. Just this morning I saw a news story about a TikTok challenge called “boat jumping” that already claimed at least 4 lives. The challenge involves passengers filming themselves jumping from speeding boats and can be extremely dangerous, and even deadly. But, that’s a different story for a different day. Sound advice concerning these types of propositions is to stop and think and use some common sense before participating. There’s no number of likes or clicks worth risking your life.
But, if you need more info on the latest South Carolina university to ban TikTok on campus networks, read the full story from WSPA.