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Parental Controls: TikTok

TikTok offers a range of parental control features and settings to help parents and guardians manage and monitor their children’s activity on the platform. These features can help ensure a safer and age-appropriate TikTok experience for young users. Here is a parental controls toolkit for TikTok:


Parental Guide Outline

By using these parental control features and following these guidelines, you can help ensure that your child has a safer and more responsible TikTok experience while enjoying the creative and social aspects of the platform.

  • The Importance of TikTok Safety for Children
  • Recognizing Potential Risks and Challenges
  • Benefits of Setting Parental Controls
  • Step 1: Create a Family Pairing:
    • Link Your TikTok Account to Your Child’s Account
    • Set Up the Family Pairing Feature
  • Step 2: Set Screen Time Management:
    • Establish Daily Time Limits for App Usage
    • Enable a Restricted Mode for Age-Appropriate Content
  • Step 3: Content Control:
    • Filter and Control Inappropriate Content
    • Restrict Who Can Send Messages and Comments
  • Step 4: Restricted Mode:
    • Enable Restricted Mode to Filter Out Inappropriate Content
    • Set a Password for Restricted Mode Changes
  • Step 5: Direct Messages and Friends:
    • Control Who Can Send Direct Messages to Your Child
  • Discuss Privacy Settings: Educate Your Child on the Importance of Privacy Settings
  • In-App Reporting: Teach Your Child How to Report Inappropriate Content or Behavior
  • Utilise the Family Pairing app (guidance link)
  • Screen Time Management: Control how long your teen can spend on TikTok each day.
  • Restricted Mode: Limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
  • Direct Messages: Restrict who can send messages to the connected account, or turn off direct messaging completely.
  • Set Digital Ground Rules: Establish Rules and Guidelines for TikTok Use
  • Encourage Reporting: Create an Environment Where Your Child Feels Comfortable Reporting Concerns
  • TikTok Safety Center: Access Guides and Resources for Parents
  • Online Safety Workshops: Participate in Webinars or Workshops on Online Safety
  • Learn more about: Reporting, Account Setting, Community Control, Content Control.
  • [Scenario 1: Setting Up Screen Time Limits for Balanced Usage]
  • [Scenario 2: Enabling Restricted Mode for Safer Content Viewing]
  • Periodic Review: Regularly Review and Adjust Parental Controls
  • Stay Informed: Keep Up with TikTok Updates and New Features

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