from our Five TikTok Safety Tips last month – Yes, a month is a long time in
the world of Social Media Apps, we’ve got some welcome news for parents.
As most of you already know, TikTok is The Most Popular App around at this moment in time in 2020. Kids are crazy for it and many children under the legal age of 13 are using it on a daily basis.
So all the more reason to be on the ball with protective tools.
Ok what does this actually mean and how can it help?
That’s a good
question. When it comes to user safety and digital wellbeing we’re always happy
to see new features or developments from popular platforms. This time TikTok have included a ‘family
safety mode’ which can link a parent’s account to their child’s.
independent control is ultra important
now and these new features provide
parents with the tools to help to do just that.
They focus on
3 Key areas:
- Screen Time Management
- Direct Messaging
- Restricted Mode
How will it work?
an article on TikToks website; Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust and Safety, EMEA
outlines ‘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:
Time Management: Control how long your teenager can
spend on TikTok each day.
Messages: Turn off
completely or limit who can send messages to your teenager.
Mode: Restrict content which appears in the
feed as unsuitable or inappropriate for children.
How do I find these
settings and set it up?
Go right to our 5 minute Tutorial and I’ll take you through it.
Wayne Denner is a speaker, author and expert on Online Reputation and Wellbeing. Wayne helps young people protect and improve their digital presence. Visit waynedenner.com for more information.