+18 Restriction from the Popular Application TikTok!
+18 restriction from the popular application TikTok! TikTok has pushed the button to protect young people from inappropriate content.
The famous social media platform TikTok has taken a new step towards ensuring the privacy and safety of young people after criticism that it could not protect its users under the age of 18 from hidden ads and inappropriate content. New applications targeting under the age of 18 will be implemented all over the world next month.
Tik Tok, which has been sued for many issues related to the protection of personal data and privacy in countries such as the UK and the Netherlands, has been the focus of great debates. Tik Tok, which wants to reduce these troublesome situations, wants to gain the trust of users by sharing the developments it will make in the field of privacy and security.
TikTok has announced that changes targeting users aged 13 to 17 will be rolled out globally in the coming months.
Under the changes, users under the age of 18 will be asked to choose who can see their content before it's published.
16- and 17-year-olds will also be able to choose whether their uploaded videos are downloadable. However, the option to allow others to download videos will be turned off and there will be no option to turn it on. For child users, the 'direct message' feature will be automatically disabled.
TikTok notifications will not be sent to those aged 13-15 after 21:00, and to those aged 16-17 after 22:00.
"The TikTok video creation process is fun and creative, but choosing who sees it is extremely important," said Alexandra Evans, TikTok's Head of Child Safety Policy.
TikTok, owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, aims to minimize cyberbullying by closing inappropriate content and features for certain age groups in order to minimize the harmful effects of social media. It is a matter of curiosity how the user group, a large part of which is under the age of 18, will react to these regulations.