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TikTok Creator Convos: Supporting Youth And Families On TikTok

In the second installment of its TikTok Creator Convo webinar series, TikTok Philippines brings to light relevant issues among teens, and the importance of guidance and parental control in dealing with these concerns. Held on November 26, 2020, the session also served as the official launch event for TikTok’s new Family Pairing feature, which is designed to keep teens and families safe while on the app.

During the virtual session, a panel of creators made up of both parents and teens engaged in a Teen Says, Parent Says open discussion about digital safety, and building trust and stronger relationships through communication. The conversation also touched on other timely issues among teens and parents, such as mental health, expressing one’s passion online, and the value of having parental controls in place.

Nanay Cess, a mom influencer and work at home mom who uses TikTok as an engaging platform to share parenting advice, was part of the panel together with her teenage sister, Merill Zamora. The third panelist in the discussion was Mommy Avvy. Known on TikTok as @mommyconfessionalsph, she shares parenting-related content, such as how to teach kids to be courteous, and tips for online homeschooling. Joining the conversation as moderator was Alexis Soon, TikTok Philippines’ Community Operations Manager for Health and Lifestyle. Viewers learned a lot from all the speakers, who also talked a little about how TikTok’s Family Pairing feature has been a great help in making the app a safe online space for teens, giving parents peace of mind.

The webinar ended with a more in-depth rundown of the new Family Pairing features on the app and how they work, shared by Cat Avelino, TikTok Philippines’ Head of Communications. This new update provides parents with new ways to monitor and regulate their teens’ TikTok activity, including the content that they can view and share. New features include:

  • Search: This allows parents to directly control whether a teen can search for content, users, hashtags, or sounds on the app.
  • Comments: Parents may decide who can leave comments on a teen’s videos – Either all users, friends only, or no one.
  • Discoverability: This lets you regulate whether your teen’s account is private or public. With a private account, your teen can choose who can see their content. When the account is set to public, anyone can search for your teen’s profile, and view their content.
  • Liked videos: Here, you decide who can view the videos your teen liked.

Other controls that parents can manage through the Family Pairing feature are restricted duets, setting of screen time limits, and reporting of bad behavior seen on the app. To use Family Pairing, parents need to have their own TikTok accounts, which they should link to their kids’ accounts by following these simple steps:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Tap on Family Pairing, and select Parent. The screen will display a QR code. 
  • Follow the same steps on your teen’s TikTok account, and select Teen.
  • Scan the QR code from the Parent’s account using the Teen’s account to link.
  • Once accounts are linked, parents will be able to control their kids’ settings using their own devices.

TikTok strives to continue being a safe, positive and happy online environment where parents and teens can freely express themselves. Be part of the amazing community on the app by downloading TikTok on your iOS and Android devices today.

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  1. Yanpaladquisol
    December 16, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Ganda ng new features na Yan ng apps para laging safe ang mga kabataan pag gumagamit ng apps na tiktok ❤️

  2. Irish Laurio
    December 16, 2020 at 10:36 am

    maganda po tlaga itong platform ng tiktok, dahil hnd lang xa pang showcase ng ating mga talents, passion and creativity but also they care for our mental health, ok lang mag enjoy sa pag gamit ng tiktok, pero dapat po tlaga na aware dn po tayo sa ating mental health.

  3. Antoniette Sanchez David
    December 16, 2020 at 10:31 pm

    Galing talaga ni tiktok talaga naman iniisip nila ang kapakanan ng bawat isa ma gumagamit nito kaya support lang ako sa kanila

  4. Antoniette Sanchez David
    December 16, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Wow gamda talaga ng apps no tiktok kasi gumagawa sya ng ways para maprotektahan mga gumagamit nito

  5. Jeng Manalo
    December 19, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Secure na secure ang mga kids sa paggamit ng tiktok, kaya mas panatag na kaming mga nanay

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