Tiktok Tightens Privacy Protection For Teens
TikTok a Chinese owned social media app on Thursday announced tighter protections for teenagers as social media platforms come under intensified analysis over their privacy guards.
The short video-sharing app will roll out a number of features in the coming months, including a default curb for 16 and 17-year-olds on in-app messaging unless it is switched to a different setting.
Those under 16 years will be seeing a pop-up message if they publish their first video, requesting that they choose who can watch their video
Also, those aged 16 and 17 will be able to get a pop-up requesting them to approve who can download their videos. At the moment, downloads are now disabled on content posted by under 16s.
The sending of push notifications will be stopped by 9 pm for users aged 13 and those under 16 to 17 will be done an hour later.
The reason for this is to reduce their screen time at night.
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