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Digital Wellbeing  •  What is Family Pairing?  •  Family Pairing controls  •  Linking parent and teen accounts  •  Suicide prevention resources


  



Digital Wellbeing


To manage screen time:

1. Go to
Me.
2. Tap
... , located on the top right corner.
3. Go to
Digital Wellbeing > Screen time management.
4. Follow the steps in the app to enable Screen time management.

To set restricted mode:

1. Go to
Me.
2. Tap
... , located on the top right corner.
3. Go to
Digital Wellbeing > Restricted mode.
4. Follow the steps in the app to turn on restricted mode.

Turning on Restricted Mode can help limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for some audiences. We're always working on improving this feature, but if you find an inappropriate video in Restricted Mode, you can report it.






Family Pairing

What is Family Pairing?


Family Pairing allows parents and teens to customize their safety settings based on individual needs. A parent can link their TikTok account to their teen's and set controls including:

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Screen Time Management: Control how long your teen can spend on TikTok each day.
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Restricted Mode: Limit the appearance of content that may not be appropriate for all audiences.
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Direct Messages: Restrict who can send messages to the connected account, or turn off direct messaging completely.






Family Pairing controls


To manage or view Family Pairing controls:

1. Go to
Me.
2. Tap
... to open your settings.
3. Go to
Family Pairing.
4. Select the account you want to manage.
5. Update the controls.






Linking parent and teen accounts


To link parent and teen accounts:

1. Go to
Me.
2. Tap
... to open your settings.
3. Go to
Family Pairing.
4. Tap
Parent or Teen.
5. Follow the instructions provided.






Suicide prevention resources


Contact a hotline if you need support yourself. If you’re concerned about a friend, you can also encourage the person to contact a suicide prevention hotline using the information below.

*United States: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
*Brazil: CVV 141
*Canada: Local Crisis Center
*France: S.O.S Amitié 01 42 96 26 26
*Germany: Telefonseelsorge 0800 111 0 111
*Italy: Telefono Azzurro 19696
*United Kingdom: Samaritans: 116 123
*Russia: Helpline 8-800-2000-122
*For the rest of the world, please visit the International Association for Suicide Prevention to find a crisis center in your area.