TikTok Introduces ‘Youth Mode’ On Its Chinese Version
In the youth mode, under-14 users can only access the app for up to 40 minutes a day, and only between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., Douyin said in a statement.
The measure to protect the young was the most stringent in the history of the platform, Douyin said.
Chinese regulators have tightened their grip over the internet this year, policing it for violations of core socialist values. Authorities have particularly called for minors to be better protected from online dangers including “blind” and “chaotic” worship of internet celebrities.