TikTok CEO explains why his 2 kids can't use the app

He maintained that it was a legal requirement that kids under the age of 13 have to have a different app effectively.

• Shou Zi Chew has two kids aged 8 and 6 years old

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew reveals his kids aren't allowed to use the app
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TikTok CEO and Singaporean entrepreneur Shou Zi Chew has revealed in an interview that he does not allow his kids to use the social media platform albeit the fact that he created it.

Shou revealed that he had two kids, who are eight and six years old, all while maintaining that he felt they were far too young for the platform.

Or maybe he knows something about the fun yet addictive video-sharing app.

The CEO went on to highlight the fact that kids below their teenage years are required to have supervision while using the app.

He maintained that it was a legal requirement that kids under the age of 13 have to have a different app effectively.

However, he also revealed that he would not limit the restriction so kids could have access to TikTok.

He also brought to light that there were age restrictions when signing apps maintaining that such restrictions were tighter in America as opposed to other countries.

“TikTok here in the US if you are below the age of 13, you get a very restricted version of it, and in many other countries around the world. We do not allow users who are below 13 to have the platform,” said the CEO.

The Singaporean chief executive shared a way for parents to monitor more of their children's activity, with a feature called "Family Pairing" for enhanced safety.

You should know the  "Family Pairing" feature isn't a new modification as it was introduced back in 2020. The feature is available in the Settings of the application, where adults may set it up to customize the safety parameters and access of their ward.

Moreover, this feature may be done on both the parent's and child's devices, so that they may continue monitoring more of the accessed content.

The minimum age for a TikTok user is 13 years old but it does not have any age verification tools when new users sign up.

TikTok is a platform that gained massive fame and significance in the world now, and it is because of its intuitive UI and algorithm that learns what a person wants, and shows it in the feed.

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