TikTok to Implement Screen Time Limiter for Users Under 18

App users, tap here to watch video report.

ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) — TikTok will introduce a feature to limit screen time for users under 18-years-old.

Minors will be limited to one hour of screen time a day, with a prenatal controlled passcode showing up after their time limit is up.

The feature will be turned on by default for all users registered as under 18, but can be turned off by parents.

“Screen time with kids is a huge issue,” said Matt Wiertel, Director of Sales & Business for Velocity Net, a local I.T. company. “So it’s a step in the right direction, but every parent is going to make their own determination. But we definitely think it’s going to help.”

Wiertel also recommended parental control apps such as Bark to monitor your child’s activity, if necessary.


Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WNY News Now mobile app on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.


Have a news tip? Email newsdesk@WNYNewsNow.com, send us a message on Facebook, or Twitter.

WNY News Now encourages an open exchange of opinions and ideas on our stories, however, we ask everyone to follow our comment policy.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.