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It isn’t TikTok that’s letting kids see inappropriate posts, it’s their parents (Revealed: anti-vaccine TikTok videos being viewed by children as young as nine, 8 October). There are controls that can stop young people signing up; it’s up to their parents and guardians to use them. I suggest a “revert to defaults” on kids’ devices once a day, or as often as necessary. Then get TikTok to deal with the liars. Take back control, people!
• I fully agree that “good children’s books are not a luxury” (Editorial, 8 October). In common with many children’s authors, self-publishing had to be my route. Now, five books and 16,500 sales on, I regularly delight in such feedback as: “I had to read your book to my child five times last night!” Lacking celebrity, and doing all our own marketing, we self-publishers soldier on.