TikTok Grants Parents Way More Control Over Their Kids

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TikTok has announced that it is expanding its ‘Family Pairing feature, to help parents control their kids. Features like these are always handy to have, as they help parents keep their kids safe.

In any case, TikTok introduced ‘Family Pairing’ earlier this year. This feature allows parents to link their TikTok account to their kids’ accounts. This will give them way more control over the other account, and it even allows them to use some new tools.

TikTok has granted parents more control over their kids by adding new features to the app

Now, regarding new features. Those new features include Search, Screen Time Management, Restricted Mode, Comment, Discoverability, and Liked Videos. The ‘Search’ feature allows you to decide whether your kid can search for specific TikTok content, users, hashtags, and sounds.


The ‘Screen Time Management’ feature is kind of self-explanatory. You will be able to set a time limit for your kid on TikTok. If he / she is spending way too much time on the app daily, you can now limit that.

The ‘Restricted Mode’ will make sure that inappropriate content will be limited in the number of appearances made in your kid’s ‘For You’ feed. Now, thanks to the ‘Comment’ feature, you can decide who gets to comment on your kid’s TikTok posts.

The ‘Discoverability’ feature lets you choose whether your kid’s account is public or private, and the ‘Liked Videos’ feature allows you to decide whether others can see the videos your kid has liked

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These changes are aimed at kids that are at least 13 years old

These features are aimed at kids that are at least 13 years old. For kids that are under that limit, TikTok offers the ‘TikTok for Younger Users’ mode, which limits them to see TikTok videos only.

TikTok said that it wanted to offer parents more control, as “every family is different”. Some parents may need more control than others, and these new features will make sure that options are available. That is something every parent will appreciate, it surely can’t hurt, as the whole point is to keep your kids safe.