Tiktok is safer for young users to use after releasing the latest update
Tiktok is safer for young users to use after releasing the latest update – TikTok has introduced new privacy settings for users under 18 years of age. Quoted from GSM Arena (14/1), users under the age of 18 will now be switched to a Private account by default, not Public. Meanwhile, user videos between the ages of 13 and 15 cannot be downloaded and used for the Duet or Stitch features.
Then users aged 16 and 17 years can duet and change their video, but the standard feature for this will be changed to Friends but can be reversed via the Settings menu. This biggest change will of course affect young users, both existing and newly registered accounts.
It said users would receive notice of the overhaul, which the company says is "aimed at pushing higher default standards for user privacy and security". While this new arrangement doesn't solve all the problems, it does add a bit of groundwork that TikTok can build upon. That's because the company admits they are doing something for their user base with this new enhancement, keeping child users in touch with people they don't know.
TikTok announced a partnership with Common Sense Networks, a media company focused on creating and curating age-appropriate and engaging media experiences for kids and families. It was found that this collaboration is useful for providing additional guidance regarding the suitability of its contents for users under 13 years of age.