Start by talking with your teen about how they use TikTok. Make sure they understand that the videos and comments they post affect their or others’ reputations and that they should never post anything that jeopardizes their privacy and security. Make sure your teen knows how to block anyone who bullies, threatens, or harasses them, or if they don’t want that person to see their content or comment on their videos.
TikTok offers Family Pairing, which allows parents and guardians to pair their TikTok account with their teenager’s account to guide their teen’s use of the app. Parents can decide whether their child can search for content, users, songs or hashtags, set daily screen time (40 to 120 minutes a day), set the account to public or private, limit who can comment on their videos, turn off direct messaging and enable Restricted Mode, which “can limit content that may not be appropriate for some audiences.”