TikTok is amping up its parental controls Now with a feature That allows parents remotely set restrictions on their children’ accounts. The new feature allows parents to connect their children’ accounts for their very own, where they will have the ability to disable messages, turn on content mode, and set screen time constraints.
The update is a large step ahead from where TikTok was a year ago. In February 2019, the company paid $5.7 million to the Federal Trade Commission over alleged violations of a kids’ privacy law, as a portion for allowing users under 13 years old to join without parental approval. TikTok has made adjustments to comply with the law, and it has added features such as display time limits to give parents and users more control over the app, which is popular with teens. TikTok started rolling out these same features, under the name”Family Safety Mode,” in Europe earlier this season.
The upgrade of today makes those limits a lot more easy to set. Once two accounts are linked, a kid’s settings can be controlled by parents in their phone. They’d need to set these restrictions within the program on the device of their kid. TikTok offered passcodes that some settings couldn’t be switched off without consent, but it was obviously a solution that was suitable and did not place the controllers straight in parents’ hands.
Parents will have to get their kids to consent to Have their accounts linked under the new system. Parents will need to scan a QR code within the wellbeing section of the account of the kid, to set this up. Children will have the ability to disable the attribute at any time, though there are some roadblocks: they will have an opportunity to re-link the accounts in case it was discharged by accident, and a notification will be received by parents.
Along with the new features, TikTok is also making another change now: it’s disabling direct messages for many users under 16.