Last week, Dublin Rape Crisis Centre (DRCC) has announced that they are collaborating with 20 of Ireland’s leading TikTokkers in a bid to educate young people on consent.
Leading Irish TikTokkers from Dublin including Shaun Fay, Thomas Arnold, Jonny, Cian Gannon and Shanice Griffin are among all came together to raise awareness around sexual consent using hashtag #100Consent – a play on the expression 100 per cent.
With a combined following of 2.8M people aged between 16 to 24, DRCC hope to seed their #100Consent campaign into the TikTokkers content. TikTok is an app that more than 90,000 Irish people use daily with viral dances, lip-syncing and light-hearted trends.
Speaking at the announcement of this campaign, Noeline Blackwell, CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, said: “DRCC is both honoured and delighted that these great young people agreed to give time and thought to this new #100Consent campaign.
“Their TikTok activity shows that they are all brilliant communicators. We are learning a lot from them and are really looking forward to this collaboration. As far as we know, this is the first time that Irish TikTokkers have assembled to talk about an important social issue from a campaign perspective.
“We in the DRCC are excited to be part of a new way of getting the consent message out there and getting young people to think about how consent really features in their lives.”