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The feature has already been rolled out in the UK and will soon be launched in other markets too
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Now parents will be able control their children's screen time on TikTok

The feature has already been rolled out in the UK and will soon be launched in other markets too
  • The move is an attempt to give parents more control over what their children do on the app.
  • The feature helps link parents’ TikTok accounts to their child’s, to help them monitor what kind of content is being shared or consumed.
  • The feature has already been rolled out in the UK and will soon be launched in other markets too.
In an attempt to improve its in-app safety features, TikTok 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 help them monitor what kind of content is being shared or consumed.

This new control will also allow parents to 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 mode will help parent in:

  • Screen Time Management: Control how long their teen can spend on TikTok each day.
  • Direct Messages: Limit who can send messages to the connected account or turn off direct messaging completely.
  • Restricted Mode: Restrict the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.

While TikTok has an age limit of 13, many children under the age also use the app.

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.

In a statement on its website, the platform said, "As part of our commitment to safety, the wellbeing of our users is incredibly important to us. We want people to have fun on TikTok, but it's also important for our community to look after their wellbeing which means having a healthy relationship with online apps and services."

The Family Safety Mode and Screentime Management in Feed have already been made available in the UK and both features will begin to roll out to additional markets in the coming weeks.
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