TikTok announced the Family Safety Mode, a new feature to help parents and guardians keep their teens safe on TikTok.
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:
- Screen Time Management: Control how long their teen can spend on TikTok each day.
- Direct Messages: Limit who can send messages to the connected account or turn off direct messaging completely.
- Restricted Mode: Restrict the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
In April 2019 TikTok introduced Screen Time Management to help people set limits for how long they spend on TikTok each day, and today the company is launching Screen Time Management in Feed. TikTok has created proactive in-app prompts that remind users to be aware of the time they spend on TikTok and to encourage them to consider taking some time out.
Family Safety Mode and Screentime Management in Feed are already available in the UK today. Both features will begin to roll out to additional markets in the coming weeks.