This new characteristic of TikTok can also be creating ruckus

TikTok May Have a Demographic Problem

According to BBC, TikTok now has some new features under Digital Wellbeing like Family Safety Mode. For teens and parents, we offer a number of in-app controls like privacy settings and comment controls, as well as a restricted viewing mode.

TikTok has announced new safety features. In the USA, we have a limited experience for younger users that incorporates additional safety and privacy protections designed specifically for this audience, and we recently released in-feed screen time reminders to help our users manage their digital time.

"Family Safety Mode links a parent's TikTok account to their teen's and once enabled, they will be able to control Digital Wellbeing features", TikTok explains in a new blog post published today.

Exactly how these in-app nudges will work remains unclear.

As part of that effort, TikTok launched a "screen time management" feature, last year, which was supposed to help users set limits for how long they spend on the app.

The brand new set of parental controls is definitely exclusively a subset of the controls customers can allow for themselves. As explains, the goal is to encourage people to develop "a healthy relationship with online apps and services".

The app is, by all means, very addictive and even though many download it out of irony, they end up spending hours checking out their amusing yet easily digestible videos.

The company follows the lead of Facebook, who added new parental controls on Facebook Messenger earlier this month.

TikTok is a teen's favorite, so the company behind it understands the responsibility it has to limit access to its app. Kids and teens are spending so much time on TikTok that it has chose to hand over control to parents, giving them the ability to choose the amount of time their kids can spend on it.

TikTok is incredibly popular with teens. Much like YouTube, TikTok can turn into a time suck if you aren't careful - something which is often parodied on the app itself by users.

From accusations of illegally collecting the data of minors to censoring politically sensitive content, TikTok and its parent company Bytedance have struggled to overcome a slew of bad press. The feature is now rolling out to users in the United Kingdom, but users in other areas will soon get the chance to start using it in the coming weeks.



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