TikTok gains new Parental Controls
November 19, 2020

Parents can now monitor what their kids are seeing.

In just a few months, TikTok quickly became one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. Despite threats from the US government, it didn’t stop the Chinese-owned company from capturing the interest of everyone from adults, teens, and especially kids.

Back in April, TikTok introduced a Family Pairing feature that allowed parents to manage how their kids use the app. This also includes turning off direct messaging to avoid them talking to strangers and limiting content that they can see.

Today, TikTok is adding more features to help parents gain more control over what content their children see. This includes blocking of certain keywords, users, and even limiting who can comment on their children’s posts. There is also an option for parents to limit how their kid’s posts and profiles are discoverable either to just their friend’s circle or in public.

It was said that the move was done following a fine that accused TikTok of collecting personal information of users under the age of 13 without parental consent.

by Victor Philip Ortiz
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff. When he’s not busy playing with the latest games, Victor usually spends his time collecting Blu-rays and building his own movie library. As the Online Editor for T3 Middle East, he develops and writes content for www.T3ME.com which includes reviews, features, and videos in addition to managing its social media and web content.
Read More