TikTok announced five ways it will help teens stay safe online. These new policies make it impossible to recommend content that is borderline or suggestive into TikTok’s For You feeds.
What’s new. TikTok has increased their enforcement of sexual activity and nudity.
1. Adopting guidelines regarding sexually suggestive content
TikTok are available for audiences younger than 13. These include implied nudity and sensual content. TikTok claims that the technology they use to detect these posts is constantly improving.
2. Innovative Content Levels
TikTok’s Content Levels system was introduced in 2022 by TikTok. It is intended to block content that has more complex or mature themes, such as profanity or adult innuendo or content with sexually suggestive content, from reaching 13–17 year olds. Additional steps have been taken to stop teens from watching more than 1,000,000 explicit videos within the past 30 days.
TikTok is investing in machine-learning models in order to increase their reliability and accuracy when detecting content that’s sexually explicit or suggestive. TikTok claims:
We are making significant progress in reducing the number of suggestive or borderline content recommendations. Now, we launch the next iteration our borderline suggestive model. This will improve the detection of such content and create a more comfortable and appropriate experience for teens account holders.
TikTok has partnered with to help stop the proliferation of unconsensual intimate images. This collaboration will improve victim support and help stop content from being uploaded to the platform that was identified by StopNCII.
5. Give power back to creators
Last year, Audience Controls were introduced to allow creators to limit their content to LIVE accounts that are over 18. Creators of short-form videos have begun to see the Audience Controls feature. The feature will be expanded globally in the weeks ahead.
TikTok’s statement. TikTok’s goal is to ensure that our youth, particularly teens, enjoy a positive, safe and happy experience.
Dig deeper. The new policies can be viewed in TikTok’s blog post.
We care. They are working to increase safety among teens using TikTok. This includes the creation and enforcement new policies. TikTok was previously criticized by users and government officials for failing to do more to protect their platform and enforce its content policies.
Learn more about TikTok safety.
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