TikTok Adds a Family Safety Mode in U.K., Other European Markets to Follow

Parents in the U.S. already have the option of a limited app experience for kids under 13

Video sharing application TikTok rolled out a new Family Safety Mode in the U.K. Wednesday, with plans to extend it to other markets in Europe in the coming weeks.

Family Safety Mode links the accounts of teens with those of their parents, giving the latter control over the app’s digital wellbeing features.

In the U.S., parents of kids under the age of 13 can opt for TikTok for Younger Users, a limited app experience that allows those kids to view videos curated for their age group, but not to share videos, comment on videos, message with other users or have profiles or followers.

TikTok also released updated terms of service in January, adding a long list of prohibited content related to minors, including child abuse, child nudity, sexual exploitation, underage delinquent behavior (such as use of drugs, alcohol or tobacco) and grooming behavior (an adult building an emotional relationship with a minor to gain their...



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