The owners of the Chinese version of the TikTok app (Douyin) have limited the time for viewing content for children under 14 years old. This is reported by CNN.
Now users of this age category will be able to use the popular application for only 40 minutes a day at any time from 6 to 22 hours. The rest of the time, the platform will be unavailable. This “teen model” will apply to all children who have registered in the application using their real names.
This decision was made in order to protect minors from harmful influence. According to the TV channel, the main competitor of the platform, the mobile application Kuaishou, took similar measures in 2019.
Earlier, the Chinese authorities reduced the time that minors can spend playing video games. No children under the age of 18 can spend any more than three hours a week playing games. For underage users, up to an hour of game time is available on Fridays, weekends, and holidays.