TikTok Announces New Policy Updates to Better Protect Young UsersBy Social Media Today (contrib. Mojified Media)
TikTok has announced a raft of changes to its default privacy settings for younger users as part of its ongoing effort to implement better systems to protect vulnerable members of its audience. Which, given the younger skew of its user base, is a particularly important focus for the short-form video app.
The biggest change will see all accounts created by users aged 13-15 now set to 'Private' by default. People under 13 are technically not allowed to sign-up for a regular TikTok account.
As explained by TikTok: