Graphic videos can spread on social media in just hours. How do you talk to your kids about it?

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Parents, carers and teachers have been warned to be wary of their kids’ social media use after a horrific video recently went viral.The video was originally livestreamed on Facebook but was also shared on Twitter and Instagram before it was reported and removed.The video also found its way to TikTok, which is popular with children and teenagers.Despite social media giants having moderation strategies in place, disturbing content can still filter through, and it’s not always easy to keep kids protected as more and more of their lives transition online.We asked the experts how best to communicate with kids about this latest incident.This is their advice.What’s all of this about? The distressing content has even drawn to the attention of Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who says it is the responsibility of TikTok to block the graphic footage.(Supplied: Ann Elizabeth Mather)The extremely graphic video that has emerged over the past week is being shared both overtly and surreptitiously on social media platforms.It is being hidden inside benign, child-friendly videos that start normally but then switch scenes on the unsuspecting viewer and show the graphic content.eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant released a statement …

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