TikTok Rolls Out a New Family Safety Mode, Helping Parents Protect Kids

 

TikTok users and fans understand how easy it is to spend hours and hours sitting around and watching videos. With that said, the company is giving parents more control over how long their children can spend on the app.

The Clock is Ticking Faster

TikTok Rolls Out a New Family Safety Mode, Helping Parents Protect Kids

With the new Family Safety Mode, parents can control how long their kids can spend on TikTok. The founders of TikTok have teamed up with some of its most-followed personalities to create videos that remind people to get off TikTok. The videos tend to appear after someone has spent a lengthy bit of time watching them without doing anything else. The users that are not in Family Safety Mode can scroll past these videos; however, people that are using TikTok with parental control will not be able to watch any longer.

Now With a ‘TikOff’ Mode

The new family safety mode will also allow parents to restrict who can send their child a direct message or turn off the option and not receive any messages at all. With this mode, they can restrict the type of content their kids can see while using the app. It’s currently available in the UK; however, it will roll out to other markets in the upcoming weeks.

Is TikTok Without the New Family Mode Safe for Kids?

TikTok Rolls Out a New Family Safety Mode, Helping Parents Protect Kids

TikTok is a mobile app that allows users to create unique short videos. They range from 15 seconds to 60 seconds. Users can add stickers, use filters, and all kinds of video editing options so that anyone can become a content creator. By creating these videos, users gain likes in the form of heart symbols. They get followers and receive comments. The more you have, the more people view your creations. Is it safe for your kids to use the app without the Family Mode? It’s debatable and up to parents to decide.