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Myth vs Facts

TikTok takes a lax approach to minor safety & privacy in order to addict teens to its platform.

Youth safety is a top priority for TikTok and we have taken numerous steps to help ensure that teens under 18 have a safe and enjoyable experience on the app, and many of these measures impose restrictions that don’t exist on comparable platforms. Accounts registered to teens under 16 are set to private by default and are prevented from sending direct messages; content made by our users under 16 is ineligible for recommendation into the For You feed to further protect privacy and help ensure safety; every account belonging to a user below age 18 is set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit by default. We also prevent teens from receiving late-night push notifications and give parents and guardians the ability to create further restrictions on these notifications through Family Pairing.