TikTok has launched Family Pairing, a new feature designed to give parents more control over their children’s accounts.
TikTok has quickly risen to become one of the most widely downloaded apps on either the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. The company’s meteoric rise has not been without controversy. The company has been accused of uploading data to Chinese servers without user consent, and has been banned by numerous government agencies over security concerns.
The company has promised to increase transparency and security measures in an effort to alleviate concerns. In its latest move, TikTok is working to help protect children and young people, by allowing parents to link their accounts to their children’s and have control over their settings.
“Today, we are advancing our commitment to building for the safety of our users by introducing Family Pairing, which allows parents and teens to customize their safety settings based on individual needs,” reads the statement. “Family Pairing enhances our suite of safety tools and complements our work to provide greater access to product features as users reach key milestones for digital literacy. It is part of our continued work toward providing parents better ability to guide their teen’s online experience while allowing time to educate about online safety and digital citizenship.”
Given its popularity, it’s good to see TikTok working to improve security and safety for children.