One of the most fashionable social networks and to which the children of the house are attracted is the TikTok app, which allows us to enjoy a multitude of videos that sometimes seem to never end and that is a danger, given that causes those younger (and sometimes older) people not to have the ability to stop to do their homework in the first place.
This problem reached the ears of the TikTok developers and for that reason they decided to implement a parental control in TikTok that would give parents and guardians greater control over children, thus allowing them to limit the children’s account and overall avoid dangers or unwanted uses.
Activate parental controls on TikTok
Social networks may seem like a safe and defenseless space but when we trust ourselves is when we can find surprises. Children are the most dangerous and that is why we recommend the proper use of social networks based on their rules and with the help of official tools like this one.
The steps to follow to activate parental control are found within the settings, which we must access with the child’s mobile and account to later link it with the adult’s account.
This is carried out from our profile, touching the three points at the top and choosing “Family Synchronization”. It will direct us to another new tab where we can see TikTok’s commitment to families.
Once we got on with continuing, the next thing it will ask us is if we are in the adult’s ditch and therefore the guardian or the opposite of the child. When choosing the child’s account, the scan tool will appear. At this time we will have to repeat the same steps in the adult’s account, but this time choosing Legal Guardian.
A QR code will appear on the screen, which is the one that we must scan with the child’s mobile and confirm the link on both mobiles so that the child’s TikTok account is protected by us and there is nothing left to chance on social networks.
Parental control options on TikTok
Now that we have completed the activation process, it is time to get down to work to find out what we can do with the parental control options in TikTok, among which four key points give us access to different possibilities that we are going to explain.
These options are only available to the tutor within Settings> Family synchronization and although the child will be able to see them, they will not be able to make any changes without our permission.
TikTok usage time management
This option allows you to choose a maximum time that the child can use TikTok, which is one of the biggest problems among young people since they are not able to stop using the social network by themselves because of how addictive it can be. Among your options, we can establish a time that goes from 40 minutes to 120 minutes.
Restricted mode is another great TikTok control option for minors, as it prevents them from logging out to create or use a new account. It also helps that inappropriate videos for the little ones in the house do not appear as recommended.
The option to search what limits is access to the classic magnifying glass so that they cannot find users who may not contribute anything positive to children.
Privacy & Security
This last section is where we find more options, with a wide variety of modifications that we will be able to make in the children’s TikTok account. The first one is to establish the account as private, as well as the option so that our children’s account is not recommended to other users.
In addition, we will be able to choose who can send private messages to the children’s account, who can see the videos that they have liked, or who can comment on their videos.