After becoming the most popular social network of the moment, the Chinese government has decided that it is time to place restrictions on children using TikTok in their country. This isn’t simply about limiting usage.
China limits TikTok to 40 minutes a day
It’s typical to hear or read that children in China are being controlled, which is not uncommon among young people in other countries.
The announcement that they were regulating to three hours maximum the time children could spend in front of the console already made it clear to more than one that in China the limitations related to technology are not to be taken as a joke.
Well, just three weeks later we have a new measure, just as controversial, but now related to TikTok, the social network that has been breaking records for two years and which, coincidentally, is of Chinese origin.
During the holiday, ByteDance introduced a new Child Mode for people under the age of 14. This new model will allow them to use the app for only 40 minutes a day. In addition, they will not be able to use it between 10 P.M, and 6 A.M
To use it, you must have an account with your real name and a government ID (mandatory since last year).
The move was taken in order to decrease the dangers associated with digital addiction among youngsters, a problem that is both worrying and lucrative for governments and businesses.
One of the benefits of this rule is that it will now display curated content for children on TikTok, such as experiments, museum and gallery exhibits, and nature videos.
This, which is how the new Youth Mode should be utilized in its entirety, may be a method for youngsters to learn science and culture in an entertaining and easy way utilizing social media and technology.
To prevent youngsters from exploiting the system’s flaws and capabilities in Youth Mode, ByteDance has established a bug bounty program that pays out up to $130 for books if any bugs are found.