TikTok explains how parents can take care of their children on social networks

This is a guide created in collaboration with the ICBF of Colombia to teach parents how to respect their children when they are TikTok users.

TikTok and the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare (ICBF) have created a guide to help parents pay attention to their children’s behavior on social networks, especially in said application.

The content has 9 chapters with which they seek to inform the attendees on how to approach conversations about the responsible use of the internet with their children.

The above, because this social network has caught the attention of the younger generations because there is a type of content, from entertainment created by their favorite influencers to general culture information that can help them complete their homework.

Likewise, the different functions and tools of social networks have become one more way in which minors can explore their creativity and express their different points of view, which is why the use of these platforms has begun to become a issue of education in families, as well as sexuality for several years.

This guide aims to educate teens on how to create safe environments on the platform without losing the goal of entertaining themselves for a while; In addition, to have professional advice.

Both the Chinese company and the Colombian entity have considered that it is best to accompany children from the age of 13, since it is not only an age at which minors begin to learn about different topics, but also , is when they can open an account on TikTok.

With all this, it has been wanted to express that the risks on the Internet for minors are latent, and it is not something current but rather that since the beginning of the era of social networks they have faced different threats.

Therefore, human society has finally begun to accept the need to address online behavior and precautions as an important aspect in the education of children and adolescents. Children used to be told “don’t talk to strangers”, now it is necessary to tell them “don’t chat with strangers”.

As for the guide, part of its content is intended to instruct guardians and minors about the different privacy settings to which their accounts have access, such as user blocking, account reporting, content filtering, comment restriction, interaction with other users and direct messages.

Likewise, this project also instructs users on how to address conversations on the platform and identify risky situations, as well as teaches parents the proper way to respect their children’s privacy without abandoning their roles as caregivers.