Family Pairing (previously Family Safety Mode) lets you link you link your child’s TikTok account to your own so you can help manage:
- Screen Time Management: how long your child can spend on TikTok each day.
- Direct Messages: who can send messages to your child’s account or turn off direct messages completely.
- Restricted Mode: restrict certain types of content that you think isn’t appropriate for your child and switch off the search function.
- Privacy Settings: decide whether your child's account is private or public.
- Disable Comments: switch off comments on your child's post or set them to friends only.
- Search: decide whether your child can search for content, users, hashtags, or sounds.
- Liked Videos: decide who can see the videos your child likes on TikTok.
These tools are handy at helping parents keep their children safe on TikTok, but we think it's best to start with a conversation about staying safe online. If you’re worried about TikTok – or even just interested – ask your child why they use it, what they like and dislike, and different ways to stay safe while on it.
A lot of parents are concerned with how long their kids spend staring at their screens. But it’s not about how long they’re on their screens, it’s about what they’re doing online and who they’re talking to. That’s why it’s best to have regular conversations about how they’re using the internet and ways to stay safe.