Honestly, it’s about time…
For those parents that allow their kids to have social media (or may not know their kids are on social media) this new feature TikTok is launching could be quite helpful!
TikTok just announced a new feature that will set time limits for minors when using the app.
Earlier today, TikTok announced that every user under 18 will soon have their accounts default to a one-hour (60 minute) daily screen time limit to prevent teens from scrolling the app endlessly.
In the coming weeks, this setting will be turned on by default and teen TikTok users will be able to turn off this new default setting.
However, the idea is the feature could help the well-being of younger users by requiring them to opt out of stricter screen time limits rather than clearing the higher bar of opting in to them.
If the 60-minute limit is reached, users will be prompted to enter a passcode — requiring them to make an active decision to extend their time spent swiping through videos on the app.
For accounts where the user is under the age of 13, a parent or guardian will have to set or enter an existing passcode to allow 30 minutes of extra viewing time once the initial 60-minute limit is reached.
Honestly, I think this is a great idea even for adults. It would force us all to get offline and go be more active in our surroundings.
You can read more about this new TikTok feature here.