Social media app Tik Tok launches new feature which allows parents to control what their children view – The Sun

SOCIAL media app Tik Tok has introduced a new feature to allow parents to control what their children view.

The video-sharing platform said the safety mode will link a parent’s account to their child’s.

Prompts about screen management will also appear in a user’s feed.

The social media platform's head of trust and safety in Europe, Cormac Keenan, said the app had worked with some of the platform's most popular figures to introduce the prompts.

He said they would "remind our community to be aware of the time they spend on TikTok and to encourage them to consider taking some time out".

Writing in a blog post announcing the new safety features, Mr Keenan said: "When people use TikTok, we know they expect an experience that is fun, authentic, and safe.

"As part of our ongoing commitment to providing users with features and resources to have the best experience on TikTok, we are announcing family safety mode, a new feature to help parents and guardians keep their teens safe on TikTok.

"We will keep introducing ways to keep our community safe so they can stay focused on what matters to them – creating, sharing, and enjoying the creativity of TikTok's community."

It comes as the debate continues around the impact of the internet and social media on youngsters.

The Government published its first proposals around the regulation of internet firms in a White Paper last year.

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