TikTok is making some changes for users under the age of 18!
The social app just announced the new privacy and safety practices for youth on the platform.
“At TikTok, we know that creativity and expression are personal. And so is privacy. That’s why we empower our community with a range of controls to manage their online presence. As young people start their digital journey, we believe it’s important to provide them with age-appropriate privacy settings and controls. Today we’re announcing changes for users under age 18 aimed at driving higher default standards for user privacy and safety,” they wrote on their blog.
One of those changes is that the default privacy setting for all accounts ages 13-15 will be set to private. This means that only those who are approved as a follower will be able to see the users videos.
“We want our younger users to be able to make informed choices about what and with whom they choose to share, which includes whether they want to open their account to public views. By engaging them early in their privacy journey, we can enable them to make more deliberate decisions about their online privacy,” TikTok said.
Other changes include tightening the options for those commenting on videos from 13-15-year-olds, changing Duet and Stitch settings to make them available to users 16 and over ONLY, allowing downloads that have been created by 16 and over only, and setting the “Suggest your account to others” to Off by default for users ages 13-15.
You can find out more about all of the new changes at TikTok.com!
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