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TikTok Unveils Its New Safety Center That Promotes Internet Safety

by Vanessa Waithera
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TikTok has unveiled its new safety center that promotes internet safety.

TikTok has overhauled its Safety Center, adding several new guides to promote internet safety. In addition, the platform has also unveiled a Guardian’s Guide, a resource that provides safety information to parents and families.

TikTok announced that it’s taking yet another step to increase security for kids on the platform. TikTok’s new measures are supposed to help alleviate the concerns of parents, as well as educate families on how exactly TikTok operates.

TikTok introduced a Guardian’s Guide which gives parents a breakdown of the platform.

“This Guardian’s Guide is designed to provide an overview of TikTok and the many tools and controls we’ve built into the product to keep our community safe,” TikTok writes. “The guide also provides general information on common internet safety concerns.”

On the page, TikTok outlines the basics of the app, the Community Guidelines, as well as TikTok’s privacy policy. It also provides an overview of Family Pairing, a feature that lets parents monitor their child’s TikTok account.

Which changes did they add?

Besides the Guardian’s Guide, TikTok also added several new resources to educate young users and their parents about bullying prevention.

TikTok’s Safety Center now also includes a series of videos for parents. The videos primarily revolve around safety on TikTok, the app’s Community Guidelines, as well as any additional resources for parents.

TikTok is still improving their safety policies.

TikTok has been continually criticized for failing to keep kids safe on the app. While the app undoubtedly has its flaws, it’s definitely making an effort to improve its safety features.

TikTok can be a fun platform to browse through funny videos, learn something new, as well as discover talented people, but it can quickly become dangerous. Kids may be tempted to try dangerous TikTok trends, and children under the age of 13 may even lie about their age to unlock the unrestricted version of the app. The only way to prevent this is to keep a close watch on your child’s social media accounts.

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