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TikTok Introduces New Features to Limit Screen Time for Under-18s

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TikTok, Video-sharing app is setting a default 60-minute daily time limit for all accounts held by under-18s using is platform.

With the new feature, If young people hit the new limit, they will have to enter a passcode to continue to use the service that day.

It also developing a tool to allow parents to prevent their children from viewing content containing certain words or hashtags

Aljazeera reported that the changes come amid growing concerns among different governments around the world about the app’s security, and ability to alter its algorithm to push certain posts.

In the United States, families have struggled with limiting the amount of time their children spend on the Chinese-owned video-sharing app

The screen limit update, announced on Wednesday, mirrors gaming rules imposed on young people in China, where TikTok’s parent company ByteDance was based before it moved to Singapore.

In 2021, Chinese authorities issued new rules limiting the amount of time that minors could play online games to only an hour a day and only on Fridays, weekends and public holidays – an effort to curb internet addiction.

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