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How to Enable Tik Tok Family Safe Mode

Tik Tok Family Safe Mode

Following up from our Five TikTok Safety Tips last month – Yes, a month is a long time in the world of Social Media Apps, we’ve got some welcome news for parents.

As most of you already know, TikTok is The Most Popular App around at this moment in time in 2020. Kids are crazy for it and many children under the legal age of 13 are using it on a daily basis.

So all the more reason to be on the ball with protective tools.

Ok what does this actually mean and how can it help?

That’s a good question. When it comes to user safety and digital wellbeing we’re always happy to see new features or developments from popular platforms.  This time TikTok have included a ‘family safety mode’ which can link a parent’s account to their child’s.

Taking independent control is ultra important now and  these new features provide parents with the tools to help to do just that.

They focus on 3 Key areas:

  • Screen Time Management
  • Direct Messaging
  • Restricted Mode  

How will it work?

According to an article on TikToks website; Cormac Keenan, Head of Trust and Safety, EMEA outlines ‘Family Safety Mode links a parent’s TikTok account to their teen’s and once enabled, they will be able to control Digital Wellbeing features, including:

  • Screen Time Management: Control how long your teenager can spend on TikTok each day.
  • Direct Messages: Turn off completely or limit who can send messages to your teenager.
  • Restricted Mode: Restrict content which appears in the feed as unsuitable or inappropriate for children. 

How do I find these settings and set it up?

Go right to our 5 minute video tutorial above and I’ll take you through it.

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Wayne Denner shares his knowledge & expertise on leading tech industry blog.

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