TikTok is a well-known video-sharing social networking platform owned by ByteDance. The TikTok application has built up a backend self-control system to prevent inappropriate content from showing up on the app. This app is heavily used by teenagers all across the world, so most of the parents concerned about their kids.
Now TikTok has introduced more parental controls under a new Family Safety Mode. This feature will initially roll out in the UK.
Parents have always had several settings they could access on TikTok to control usage, but they seemed to be buried inside the app. This new TikTok Family Safety Mode feature helps the parents to control how their kids use TikTok, including how much time they can spend on the app.
The TikTok app new feature includes a restricted mode to prevent kids from accessing inappropriate content, screen-time management, and a limit to direct messaging in the app.
To enable Family Safety Mode, parents need to create their own TikTok account. This account linked to their kids TikTok accounts to allow monitoring.
The company knows, TikTok is a highly addictive application. That’s why the company asked some of its creators to make videos to educate users about their safety and health concerns.
“We will keep introducing ways to keep our community safe so they can stay focused on what matters to them creating, sharing, and enjoying the creativity of TikTok”, said by Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust and Safety, EMEA, in a blog post on the company’s official blog.