TikTok launches family pairing feature to ensure child safety

Published : 03 Oct 2022 07:22 PM

TikTok is continuing its efforts towards family safety with its unique Family Pairing feature, which allows parents and teens to customize their safety settings based on individual needs. With its #FamilyFirst initiative, TikTok aims to create awareness on how parents can use the Family Pairing Feature to monitor activities on their teens' accounts including DMs, notifications, watch and download settings, forming an important part of TikTok’s ongoing commitment to support and care for the safety of youths on the platform.

Family Pairing allows a parent to link their TikTok account to their teen's and set controls including: Screen Time Management, Restricted Mode, Direct Messages, privacy and security settings etc. 

TikTok has collaborated with some of Bangladesh's most popular celebrities and creators who will be creating exciting content to amplify TikTok's endeavors around family safety, especially focusing on its younger users aged between 13 and 19.

The embrace of platforms like TikTok is providing families with joint tools to express their creativity, share their stories, and show support for their communities. At the same time, they are often learning to navigate the digital landscape together and focused on ensuring a safe experience.

With families in mind, TikTok has taken a number of steps over the past year to improve and enhance its teams, policies, controls, and educational resources. The platform has made its policies more transparent and accessible, grown its trust and safety teams, built upon the resources in its Safety Center, and partnered with leading online safety organizations.