👉 These threats originated on TikTok. A hashtag for today’s date currently has almost 500,000 views.
👉 Kids are scared. The overwhelming majority of TikTok posts about this threat are from children who are warning each other and urging one another to stay safe. This resource can help you support your child through this.
👉 There is no direct, specific threat. No one school or one city has been named as a target, which can feel even more scary.
👉 School violence can often be prevented. Schools owe it to their students to put safety measures in place. They already use fire alarms, smoke detectors, and lit emergency exits. But they also have a responsibility to implement online safeguards.
👉 You can do something today. Bark offers the monitoring technology parents use to all K–12 schools in the U.S. at no cost — and we’re already protecting over 3,000 districts. We want to extend this to your child’s school for free because preventing this kind of violence and fear is so core to our mission and values.