There's good news for all the parents out there, as it's been announced that TikTok will be implementing new safety features to the app, allowing parents to link their child's account and enable them to control the content they see. 

The video-based, social media platform was one of the most downloaded apps of 2019 and is continuing to become increasingly popular among young people. 

The app introduced screen time management tools last year, but the latest update will prompt users in their feed. Within the new safety modes, it will also grant parents the ability to control the amount of screen time their children have on the social network, while they also have the power to message the account and restrict certain types of content.

In a blog post, TikTok's head of trust and safety in Europe, Cormac Keenan, said: "When people use TikTok, we know they expect an experience that is fun, authentic, and safe. As part of our ongoing commitment to providing users with features and resources to have the best experience on TikTok, we are announcing family safety mode, a new feature to help parents and guardians keep their teens safe on TikTok. We will keep introducing ways to keep our community safe so they can stay focused on what matters to them—creating, sharing and enjoying the creativity of TikTok's community."

You can read the full blog post here

 

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