TikTok aims to improve in-app child safety by privatizing accounts under 16

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

24th Jan, 2021. 08:43 pm
TikTok Child Safety

TikTok users aged under sixteen will have their accounts automatically set to private, as the app introduces a series of measures to improve child safety.

According to the details, the video-sharing app all set to take serious steps to ensure child safety by setting accounts private for those under sixteen.

Earlier, an application was filed in the Lahore High Court for banning all social media applications including Bigo, TikTok and Likee.

Waqas Anwar Gujjar Advocate filed a petition in the High Court in which the owners of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Bigo, TikTok and Likee have been made parties.

The petition contends that youngsters are wasting their time through Bigo, TikTok, Likee and other social media applications, while all social media applications, promote nudity, obscenity and immorality.

The petitioner said that Pakistan is an Islamic country and the state has a responsibility to promote Islamic customs. Social media applications are turning the youth towards selfishness, while Bigo and other social media applications are promoting homosexuality and bigotry.

The petition filed in the High Court further said that many youths have been killed while making videos for tick talk in the last two years, adding that petitions have been filed with other departments including PTA for banning Tiktok, Likee, Bigo.

The petition asks the court to ban all social media apps, including Bigo, Likee and TikTok, and to enact legislation to monitor social media applications.

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