Using TikTok is off the charts, and while the creators and company behind the app, ByteDance, spend quality time, most parents are worried. This is primarily because the app is widely used by teenagers all over the world. Although TikTok creates a system of moderation in the background to prevent inappropriate content appearing on the app, many people are still concerned about the safety of their children. TikTok has now introduced more parental controls under the new Family Safety Mode. The feature will be launched initially in the United Kingdom.
Parents have always had many settings they can access on TikTok to control usage, but they seem to be buried inside the app. With the new Family Safety Mode, parents will be able to control how their children use TikTok, including how much time they can spend on the app.
These new features include a prohibited mode to prevent children from accessing inappropriate content, manage screen time and limit direct messages on TikTok. Parents will need to create their own account on the app to enable family safety mode. This account will be linked to their children’s TikTok account.
TikTok is extremely addictive and the company knows it. This is why TikTok asked some of its great creators to create videos, and educate users about their safety and health concerns while using the popular social app.
The new Family Safety Mode is now in the UK. The company says it will be available to other regions in the next few weeks. In a blog on the company’s official blog, Cormac Kennan, Head of Trust and Safety in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “We will continue to provide ways to keep our community safe so that they can focus on what matters to them – create, share and enjoy the creativity of the TikTok community.”