每日英語跟讀 Ep.K543: TikTok Develops Parental Control Tool to Block Inappropriate Content
TikTok, the Chinese-owned social media app, has announced that it is developing a new tool that will allow parents to block certain content containing specific words or hashtags. The tool is still in its early stages, and TikTok has said it will consult with parenting and youth organisations to design it. The move comes as the app continues to face scrutiny globally over concerns around data protection and its links to the Chinese government.
TikTok has become popular with younger users, but its reputation has been damaged by accusations that it has not done enough to protect children from inappropriate content. Governments around the world have banned the app from government-owned phones over security concerns. Recently, the European Parliament has told staff to remove TikTok from their work devices due to data protection concerns.
In addition to the parental control feature, TikTok has also announced other measures aimed at protecting young users, such as time limits on usage. Users under 18 will be limited to one hour per day, and those who exceed this limit will receive a prompt encouraging them to set time limits. Parents will be able to set custom time limits depending on the day of the week. TikTok has said that it will continue to work on improving its safety features for young users.
除了家長控制功能外，TikTok還宣布了其他旨在保護年輕用戶的措施，例如使用時間限制。18歲以下的用戶每天只能使用一個小時，超過此限制的用戶將收到提示，鼓勵他們設置時間限制。家長可以根據每週的日期設置自定義時間限制。TikTok表示將繼續努力改進其針對年輕用戶的安全功能。Article referenced from: https://www.rte.ie/news/business/2023/0301/1359676-tiktok-to-develop-parental-control-tool/