Chances are, you’ve heard of the social media platform known as TikTok. It is not only popular among adults, it has also become increasingly popular among teens. From silly videos to dangerous viral challenges, it’s no secret that parents need to be involved with their children’s use of the platform. And now, TikTok has made that easier for parents.
TikTok Just Introduced Parental Controls with New ‘Family Safety Mode‘. Here’s How to Use It.
A few days ago, TikTok introduced a new app feature called the ‘Family Safety Mode’. It is a new feature to help parents and guardians keep their teens safe on TikTok.
Here’s How it works:
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, including:
- 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.
As of right now, this feature has been rolled out to the UK and will be rolled out to other countries within the next few weeks. It will allow parents to link their accounts to their teen’s account to enable this feature.
Keep an eye out for this new feature to be added soon. In the meantime, you can talk with your kids about the importance of being safe and careful on social media while asking them to avoid any challenges especially ones that seem dangerous.