According to CNN Business, parents now have access to additional controls over the TikTok app, which is popular with teenagers.
About a month ago, TikTok announced that the company was partnering with some of the platform’s rising stars. These individuals would encourage current users to learn how to apply the screen time management tools in order to monitor their daily use.
During the previous year, the TikTok app released a time management feature to the social platform. This is a part of the screen that people who enjoy the platform can use to impose limits on the amount of time they spend on the app. The ability to restrict the amount of time spent on the platform every day is as beneficial for adult users as for parents of teens. It functions as a useful tool for managing time while allowing fans to continue using the technology.
During the initial phase of its deployment, excessive teen use became an issue. It also gained a lot of attention from parents who expressed concerns about how often the app was being used. Teens who spend an inordinate amount of time using TikTok often neglect their studies and other social obligations in the real world, for example.
The app recently released a new feature that is called the Family Safety Mode. This allows parents to exercise control over how much time their children are able to spend on the platform. Time limit controls give parents the ability to allow teens to use the app for specific duration of time. For example, a parent can now restrict the time available to sessions of 40, 60 or 90 minutes.
Other features now come under parental controls. For example, the parent has the ability to disable direct messaging, which can relieve the anxiety associated with not knowing the identity of people who are communicating with their teen. Content can also be restricted, and this allows parents to determine what type of material the teen can access. The ability to control the type of content accessible to children in various age groups is an important tool for any parent.
The app’s primary appeal comes from the user’s ability to share short clips that are around 15 seconds long. Users will typically post and share video clips of quick comedic skits, dancing, lip synch and other creative content. These clips often get created as a response to various challenges that will pop up while using the platform.
Viral videos sometimes catapult a previously unknown teen into the realm of stardom, and profits earned from the platform create a new dynamic. Most parents have little experience grappling with these types of complex social and economic realities when it comes to setting guidelines for their children.