TikTok Implements New Restrictions to Improve Security for Children on the App

TikTok is the one of biggest video sharing app in the world right now and over the short period of time during which it has been active it has more or less taken the world by storm. A big part of the reason why that is the case has to do with the fact that a lot of young people are using it, but this doesn’t mean that it is a children’s app in any way, shape or form. A lot of adults use the app as well, and there have been some instances of predatory behavior occurring all of which have a tendency to be quite dangerous for the children that are currently using the app.

Hence, in order to prevent problems like this from popping up TikTok has implemented changes to its usage policies that would prevent people under the age of 16 from sending or receiving messages. This is being done in order to prevent predators from contacting them or at the very least decreasing the number of avenues that predators would have which have a tendency to give them a chance to target innocent kids that do not know any better.

There is also the fact that a lot of predators would try to make fake accounts that show that they are also young in order to trick kids into talking to them. These accounts would be useless now because of the fact that they would not be able to receive or send messages, forcing these people to at the very least show who they truly are to a certain extent. These are things that matter quite a bit especially when it comes to an app like TikTok that has so much to offer in so many different ways and is used by a demographic that is so young in general.
"Today, we are advancing our commitment to building for the safety of our users by introducing Family Pairing, which allows parents and teens to customize their safety settings based on individual needs.", announced Jeff Collins, TikTok's Trust & Safety, in a blog post. Adding further, "Family Pairing, which will be rolling out over the coming weeks, will allow a parent to link their TikTok account to their teen's and set controls including: Screen Time Management, Restricted Mode and Direct Messages".

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