With so much of the world sheltering in place, it's important for us to provide families additional resources and best practices to navigate their digital environment. Our Youth Portal is a place where teens and their families can learn about internet safety and the tools and controls built into TikTok.
Designed to help teens learn about digital safety and to help parents build ongoing dialogue with their families, the Youth Portal covers basics of digital literacy suitable for all ages including:
- How to create a secure password
- How often you should change passwords
- Tips on what you should keep private and not share
- How to spot suspicious behavior
- Privacy settings to define your public presence
- How to set comment, DM and Duet controls
- How to block users
- How to enable Family Pairing
TikTok's mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy. Our Youth Portal also features community best practices including:
- How to be kind and positive online
- Our code of conduct outlined in our Community Guidelines
- Tips on being a creator
TikTok's Youth Portal follows the launch of our Family Pairing feature and will be rolling out globally in more than 15 languages including French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Russian, Hindi and others. We will be adding additional educational resources in the coming months.
What our partners are saying:
“TikTok is making child protection a priority with the launch of its new Youth Portal that will give families an easy way to learn about safety together. We are proud that the Portal will feature NCMEC resources and we applaud these efforts because they support our own mission to empower children to be safer online through education.”
NCMEC president and CEO, John Clark
"National PTA is pleased to see another positive step by TikTok in helping youth stay safe as they have fun creating and connecting on the app. The new Youth Portal as part of TikTok's Safety Center will make it easier for families to find and apply the various safety resources, features and settings."
Leslie Boggs, National PTA president
"We're glad to support the continuing steps that TikTok is taking to keep its community safe, especially when it comes to prioritizing younger users. In light of the increased time teens are spending on social media right now, a youth portal is an important addition to TikTok safety tools."
Stephen Balkam, CEO of the Family Online Safety Institute
"All the safety, security and privacy tools in the world aren't much good if people don't know how to use them, which is why I'm pleased to see TikTok launch it's Youth Portal for young users and their parents."
Larry Magid, CEO of ConnectSafely