Chinese children allowed a daily 40-minute use of Chinese version of TikTok
In China, children were given a maximum of 40 minutes daily to use the Douyin app, the Chinese version of Tik Tok.
The rules will apply to children aged under 14 who will be able to use the app only between 6.00 a.m. and 10.00 p.m.
Bytedance company stated that it is the first company in the industry which is limiting the use of these types of apps which transmit short video clips. This follows the Chinese authorities’ attempts to limit the widedly use of technology among children.
The agreement on the use of the Douyin app provides that their is no minimum age for this platform, however users under 18 years of age have to be given parents’ or carers’ approval to use it. The minimum age for Tik Tok users is 13.
The company also launched a section, known as Youth Mode, which uploads educational content, including science experiments, museum exhibitions and historical facts.
Last week, Chinese children aged under 18 were banned from playing video games during the week and allowed to play for only an hour on Friday, during weekends and public feasts.
In February, children were also banned from carrying mobiles with them at school.