TikTok adds new limits for people under 18 years of age

The social network limited the time of use for those under 18 years of age to 60 minutes a day. To continue, they must add a validation code

TikTok announced new features focused on the well-being of adolescents and families, among which is a system that will alert users under 18 years of age that they have reached 60 minutes of daily use, at which point they will have to enter a number in the app to continue using it.

The Chinese company is aware that its service is one of the most popular among the youngest. In fact, according to a recent Qustodio report, users between the ages of 4 and 18 spent an average of 96 minutes per day on this social network in 2022.

In its effort to offer digital experiences that are “fun and play a positive role in the way people express themselves, discover ideas and connect”, the platform added a series of new features in its screen time management tool.

This feature now has new custom options and settings for teen accounts, and with it, TikTok expanded the Family Sub-Sync program with more parental controls.

The aforementioned screen time dashboard has also been incorporated into this functionality, providing summaries of the time in the app, the number of times TikTok was opened, and a breakdown of the total time spent during both the day and night.

On the other hand, the platform is implementing a new setting that allows parents to set a specific time to silence notifications from their underage children. In this way, the accounts belonging to users between the ages of 13 and 15 no longer receive notifications after nine at night, while those of young people between the ages of 16 and 17 have them deactivated after 10 at night.

K. Tovar

Source: DW

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