Culture Post: TikTok Strengthens Parental Controls

TikTok, the highly popular social media platform, recently introduced new parental control features through “Family Pairing” which allows a parent to link their own TikTok account to their teen’s, where they are able to activate content and privacy features.

According to a blog post from TikTok, parents can now select from a suite of controls, including:
• Search, where parents can choose to search content on their teen’s account,
• Screen time, where parents can observe the amount of time their teen spends on TikTok,
• Restricted mode, where parents can restrict certain types of content from appearing on their teen’s account,
• Comments, where parents decide who can comment on their teen’s account,
• Discoverability, where parents can set their teens account to either private or public,
• Liked videos, where parents can determine whether others can see videos that their teen has liked,
• Direct messages, where parents can restrict or turn off the ability for others to send their teen a direct message.

Source: TikTok
https://newsroom.tiktok.com/en-us/supporting-youth-and-families-on-tiktok

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Jim Liebelt

Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for HomeWord. Jim has over 35 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, having served over the years as a pastor, author, consultant, mentor, trainer, college instructor, and speaker. Jim’s HomeWord culture blog also appears on Crosswalk.com and Religiontoday.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Quincy, MA.

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