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TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew has revealed that he does not allow his children to use the app although the fact that he created it.
In an interview, the TikTok CEO revealed that he had two kids, who are eight and six years old and the feels that his children are far too young for the social media platform.
The CEO went on to highlight the fact that kids below their teenage years are required to have supervision while using the app.
He maintained that it was a legal requirement that kids under the age of 13 have to have a different app effectively. However, he also revealed that he would not limit the restriction so kids could have access to TikTok.
He also brought to light that there were age restrictions when signing apps maintaining that such restrictions were tighter in the US as opposed to other countries.
Shou Zi Chew, who is also a Singaporean entrepreneur shared a way for parents to monitor more of their children’s activity, with a feature called ‘Family Pairing’ for enhanced safety.
For those who are unaware, the ‘Family Pairing’ feature is not a new modification as it was introduced back in 2020. The feature is available in the Settings of the application, where adults may set it up to customize the safety parameters and access of their ward.
Moreover, this feature may be done on both the parent’s and child’s devices, so that they may continue monitoring more of the accessed content. The minimum age for a TikTok user is 13 years old but it does not have any age verification tools when new users sign up.