TikTok launches Family Safety Mode that links parents’ accounts to children’s

The new feature helps parents control screen time, limit or turn off direct messaging and restrict age-inappropriate content on their children's TikTok accounts

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Feb 20, 2020 8:30 AM
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In a push to improve safety features, the video-sharing app has announced the launch of “family safety mode”, which gives more app control to parents. The feature helps link parents’ TikTok accounts to their child’s to monitor what type of content is being shared or consumed.

 With the help of this new control, parents can also remotely control features on their child’s account. By using the “digital wellbeing” setting, parents can keep a tab on their children’s activities on TikTok, especially if they are being exposed to age-inappropriate content or sexual predators.

 The new safety mode can help parents control screen time, limit or turn off direct messaging and restrict the appearance of inappropriate content on the child’s feeds.

The feature was introduced to beef up security on the video-sharing platform after a Barnados report suggested that predators were luring children using pornographic content on TikTok. A BBC investigation last year found out that children and teenagers were being pressurised into making purchases for TikTok celebs who, in turn, would share phone numbers and private messages.

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