Boys can only interact with acquaintances.
TikTok recently implemented a setting aimed at protecting teens. During this stage of life, people begin to have access to social networks. Then an algorithm prevents anyone from having access to view your videos or make comments.
TikTok’s measure is specifically targeted at boys between the ages of 13 and 15. They also explain that although the account is public, not everyone will be able to see the material or comment. The only way that this action can be executed is for the user to accept it as a friend.
In addition, they add that the algorithm that suggests accounts by proximity of geographical area or fame, will also be blocked in users between 13 and 15 years old. But there is more: the functions Duet, Stitch and the video download, is also regulated in teen accounts.
TikTok and those over 16
In the case of young people who are 16 and 17 years old, still minors, the options will be available, but it will not be predetermined. That is, if the user wants, he can configure to allow videos to be answered or downloaded.
. reviews that the modifications in this platform address several problems at the same time. First, there is the protection of the youngest from the obvious threats of strangers on the Internet. But in addition, the developers received several complaints from parents, for « inappropriate » music content for children.
Then the representatives of the platform, since last year, began to work on the matter. The idea is to shape a version of the program that is suitable for minors.