TikTok is setting limits to how much time young people can spend on the app
Will this change improve your teenager’s well being? TikTok is setting limits to how much time young people can spend on the app.
The company has announced that it will limit users under the age of 18 to just 60 minutes per day. Once that limit is reached, teens will have to enter a passcode to continue using the app.
From THE VERGE.com:
Teens that hit this limit will be asked to enter a passcode to continue watching. They can disable the feature entirely, but if they do so and spend more than 100 minutes on TikTok a day, they’ll be asked to set a new limit.
TikTok claims these prompts increased the use of its screen time management tools by 234 percent during the feature’s first month of testing. Teens will also be sent an inbox notification each week that recaps their screen time, allowing younger users to be aware of how much time they spend on the app and requiring that they make active decisions to extend the recommended screen time.
TikTok already has a number of restrictions and parental controls for users under the age of 13. The new feature should arrive in the coming weeks.
Susan Saunders 3/1/23