Can Youth “Accidentally” Share Nudes on TikTok?

Have you seen the Rotoscope filter on TikTok? It’s a fun filter that makes your video a colorful cartoon silhouette of yourself. It’s a neat filter that is definitely fun for the youth. But some users on TikTok use this filter while taking their clothes off. Recently I was talking with a high school aged youth who was discussing the Rotoscope filter on TikTok and she mentioned that if you share the Rotoscope filtered video on Instagram or Snapchat, that the filter can be removed allowing everyone to see the nude video. This could obviously be bad for youth. However, after a bit of research, I discovered that this is just a rumor making its rounds. There are many articles online testifying that there is no way to remove the filter once it’s been posted on TikTok. You should still have a conversation with your child about not using any filters to cover them taking their clothes of on social media. Read more about this filter/trend in this article.