News 19 February 2020
Author: Priya Faith

TikTok Introduces New Restrictions For Young Users

Author Priya Faith
19 February 2020

As TikTok – one of the most downloaded apps in 2019 – make changes, the social media platform has announced a variety of safety features to control what young people can see on the platform.

The new updates will allow parents to restrict their children from seeing content which they deem inappropriate.

The latest safety features have been introduced amid worries about the type of videos that young people are able to view on the platform.

As well as enable parents to control the content, parents can also manage screen time as well as approving who can directly message the account.

Tik-Tok’s head of trust and safety in Europe, Cormac Keenan, said of the new measures: 
“When people use TikTok, we know they expect an experience that is fun, authentic, and safe.

“As part of our ongoing commitment to providing users with features and resources to have the best experience on TikTok, we are announcing family safety mode, a new feature to help parents and guardians keep their teens safe on TikTok.

“We will keep introducing ways to keep our community safe so they can stay focused on what matters to them – creating, sharing, and enjoying the creativity of TikTok’s community.”