TikTok has joined the Technology Coalition , an organization dedicated to protecting children from online exploitation and abuse. Community safety is a top priority for TikTok, especially when it comes to the safety of all teenage users. This membership reflects both TikTok’s zero tolerance policy towards child exploitation and the fact that this global challenge requires a collective response.
Collaboration with experts
“We are at our strongest when we work together, which is why we are proud to be a member of the Technology Coalition. Through this membership we hope to deepen our science-based approach to intervention, and contribute with our unique knowledge that we in the field of child safety and exploitation.TikTok also joins the Board of the Technology Coalition, along with several committees that aim to better protect children online and beyond and ensure greater transparency of developing or new risks to child safety, said Alexandra Evans, Head of Child Safety Public Policy, Europe; Tracy Elizabeth, Minor Safety Policy Lead, TikTok.
This membership builds on previous partnerships with leading online safety organizations including the Family Online Safety Institute, ConnectSafely, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), WePROTECT Global Alliance and the Internet Watch Foundation to ensure that policies and the features continue to promote a safe and welcoming environment for the community. TikTok also supports the implementation of the ‘Voluntary Principles’ to combat online exploitation and exploitation of minors, with the aim of ensuring a consistent and robust response to exploitation across all services.
Protect against exploitation
At TikTok, they are committed to the safety of teens on the platform. Therefore, they will not tolerate any content or conduct that perpetuates the abuse, harm, endangering or exploitation of minors, as outlined in the Community Guidelines. If they become aware of such content, immediate action will be taken and they will delete that content, close the account and report the matter to NCMEC and other relevant authorities.
Safety for young people
TikTok is the place where people come to express themselves creatively, build a community and explore new ideas. This creative community ranges from teens to grandpas and so they work to design age-appropriate experiences for the 13-17 age group. They provide a number of precautions to support teens as they embark on their digital experience. For example, accounts of users between the ages of 13 and 15 are set to private by default, and only people 16 and older can use instant messaging and live streams.
In addition, it is important for TikTok to have conversations about digital safety with parents and carers. You can with tools, such as Family Pairing features, which aim to encourage conversations between parents, carers and teens so that they can jointly decide which browsing and privacy settings are best for their family. Through Family Pairing, parents and guardians can link their TikTok account to their teen’s to enable various content and privacy settings, such as time management and search settings.
There is no finish line when it comes to protecting the TikTok community. Every day people work on adjusting and strengthening the policy and to keep the community safe.