In the fast-growing world of social media, TikTok has become one of the most popular video-making platforms, especially among teenagers Not only showing their skills but getting to know the latest trends, new technology and essential skills through the application.
But parents are concerned about their children’s online safety and want to stay aware of their online activities.
Keeping parents’ real safety concerns in mind, TikTok recently released an important feature called Family Pairing, which enables parents to monitor their children’s activity on the app and ensures their safety online.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the tech company said the feature is also a resource for creating a bond of trust between parents and children and bridging the communication gap between them.
With this feature, parents will learn to trust their children, while teens will develop a sense of responsibility in the process Added content creation.
What the feature offers
This feature allows parents to supervise activity and content on their children’s accounts on their phones without having access to children’s phones.
how to use
All parents need to do is to create their own TikTok account, and then they can easily link it to their child’s account using this feature.
According to the statement, Family Pairing offers a range of customized security settings.
Daily screen time: Time management is the main concern of parents. They want teens to use the app in a disciplined manner. With the help of Daily Screen Time, parents can set a time limit for kids to use the app. Even if your teen has multiple devices, the setting will automatically apply to all of them.
restricted mode: TikTok follows a strict policy when it comes to content quality and only suitable content is allowed on the platform. However, sometimes parents feel that certain types of content may be inappropriate for their teen.
Restriction mode helps parents block content that they think may harm their children.
seek: With the search setting, the parent can select the person, content, and hashtag that the child can explore. They can also choose which specific sound to block from the search bar.
discovery: With the help of discovery setting, teen account can be set to two modes. The first is Private Mode, which gives teens the power to decide who can view their profiles. The second is Public Mode, which allows anyone to pass through the account.
Suggest an account to others: Like other social media platforms, TikTok also offers a list of suggested accounts. With this option, the parent has the authority to display the teen’s account in the recommended list or not.
The extra mile: In addition to the above settings, TikTok’s Family Pairing provides control over some important options. This includes Direct Messages where the parent can either turn off the message option or restrict who can message on the teen’s account.
It is pertinent to mention here that direct messaging is not available For teenagers between the ages of 13 and 15.
Moreover, parents have the power to decide who can browse videos liked by teens and restrict people’s comments as well.
TikTok said that parental controls are currently only available for mobile apps. For TikTok on mobile web and desktop browsers, Google Family Center or Apple Parental Control (for iOS) can be used.