TikTok has announced that they’re enhancing the privacy and browsing options by beefing up their Family Pairing options for their app.
According to TikTok, they’ve added four new features to their Family Pairing mode which links a parent’s TikTok account to their child’s. On top of existing features that include Screen Time Management, Restricted Mode and Direct Message mode, they’ve added the following:
- Search: Directly control whether your teen can search for content, users, hashtags, or sounds
- Comments: Decide who can comment on the teen’s videos (everyone, friends, no one)
- Discoverability: Decide whether your teen’s account is private (your teen decides who can see their content) or public (anyone can search and view content)
- Liked videos: Decide who can view the videos your teen liked
“Parenting a teen’s digital life can be daunting and many parents feel as though they’re playing catchup when it comes to the latest technology and apps their teens use. Working with our community and industry partners, we are committed to helping facilitate important conversations within families about internet safety,” said Arjun Narayan, Director Trust & Safety, TikTok, Asia Pacific.
“Family Pairing was developed to help parents build upon their online safety education and define the experience that is best for their families.“