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The logo of the TikTok application is seen on a screen in this picture illustration taken Feb. 21, 2019. VOA

The Goa government has taken steps to discourage the use of mobile app Tik Tok and online game PUBG among students, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told the Goa legislative Assembly on Monday.

To a question from Conrgess MLA Ravi Naik, Sawant, in a written reply tabled during the ongoing Monsoon session, quoted a circular issued by the state Director of Education Nagaraj Honnekeri.



Launched in 2017, the main version of the controversial game has already crossed the 100-million-download mark on Google Play Store. Wikimedia Commons

The circular says that awareness needs to be created among parents and guardians about the social media apps in the interest of safety and security of students.

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“…awareness needs to be be created among the parents, guardians and the children in not to download or use Tik Tok app and PUBG game. The app and the game create the issue of safety and security of children in the state of Goa,” the circular reads, adding that preventive measures may be of “great help in saving lives”. (IANS)


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