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NickDanger3di t1_jaho678 wrote

Yeah, no chance anyone will ever find a way around such an iron clad security system. /s


MitsyEyedMourning t1_jahqv23 wrote

DOB? Hmmm... 1944 sounds good.


Revolutionary-Yak-47 t1_jak8j0i wrote

In the 90s when yahoo chat rooms were a thing I was definately born in 1975. You clicked a box that basically said "pinkie swear you're over 18" and filled out your birthday. Cuz no teenager could do the math and make themselves 18+ lol.

But this was in the good old days before the internet GPS tracked you and you could safely lie about your location to creeps.


usrevenge t1_jakomgk wrote

I mean standard practice for a long time and even today is to claim your age is 10 years more than it really is.

Also I think people forget back then but parents told their kids never to put personal info online so why would anyone not lie about age. We used to make up names and ages for everything


mtarascio t1_jahu65b wrote

It helps parents that are doing the right thing.

Just because something doesn't 100% solve a problem doesn't mean it's not a positive when implemented.


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mtarascio t1_jahor33 wrote

>when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode to make an “active decision” to keep watching. For accounts with users under 13, a parent or guardian will have to set or enter an existing passcode to allow 30 minutes of extra viewing time once the initial 60-minute limit is reached.

That's not quite right.

Under 13 needs a parental code.

Of course parent can hand out the code but that's just plain ol' bad parenting at that point.


Velkyn01 t1_jahppg3 wrote

Parents shouldn't be letting their kids under 13 onto TikTok in the first place.


PixelationIX t1_jahqyez wrote

That is whole another discussion.

Many would say people under 13 should not be allowed on any social media or even go as far as to way on the internet but parenting style is always ever changing and what is and isn't accepted today might be or not be accepted tomorrow.


IsThisKismet t1_jahtonl wrote

Josh Hawley (ugh) wants to change it to 16. I’m pretty sure this genie is already out of the bottle. But we’ll do whatever we can to keep from addressing the root causes, like absentee parenting.


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LesseFrost t1_jai7r74 wrote

I bet it won't be much different from the current generation entering the political sphere. After all, most of the people entering politics now are living after the end of the fairness doctrine and the realities in people's media spheres started really looking different. And frankly, it's not anything that's happened over and over again before that. All American entertainment and media follows the same profit generation algorithm, it's just computers driving it now instead of people. My only expectation is that they're either drowning by the media's noise or grow up used to it and can drown it out. Of course by the time gen alpha gets to politics we'll be worrying about the next generation of kids growing up on or with tech that you and I honestly can't even dream up yet. It's all kinda cyclic with technology and society's relationship with it.


Kalamac t1_jaiwfg4 wrote

Presumably tech savvy kids, with parents who know nothing about TikTok and don’t care to learn, will be setting the passcodes themselves anyway.

edit: spelling


Azudekai t1_jamga0k wrote

I think "tech savvy" is a pretty generous moniker for a kid who's found out they should lie about their birthday to get around age restrictions.


mtarascio t1_jahpk4w wrote

The policy per the article -

>when the 60-minute limit is reached, minors will be prompted to enter a passcode to make an “active decision” to keep watching. For accounts with users under 13, a parent or guardian will have to set or enter an existing passcode to allow 30 minutes of extra viewing time once the initial 60-minute limit is reached.


WhyDoIHaveAnAccount9 t1_jaixwe8 wrote

What's the likelihood that parents who are tired of hearing their children complain about not getting enough access to tik tok will just enter the passcode to keep them quiet


MonsignorJabroni t1_jajvm6k wrote

First of all how is the age confirmed? I've never used TikTok or most social media but can't you just say your birthday is 1/1/1970 when you set it up? And second, how does the minor account under 13 even get linked to a guardian? Does the guardian set the passcode when the account is made and their kid brings the phone over? Couldn't the kid just make up their own pretending they're a guardian?

I'm also slightly concerned about how many adults, especially ones who dgaf about their preteens on TikTok, use one pin for everything. It seems like a great data point to gather if you want to add to your database tracking anyone anyway anywhere you can.


crazyplantgoth t1_jaq2jhs wrote

In China, they have an AI that scans your face when you open the age restricted games to verify your identity. However this appears to be geared to appeal more towards western app users since it sounds more like a voluntary thing:

>"TikTok announced a number of changes for all users, including the
ability to set customized screen time limits for each day of the week
and allowing users to set a schedule to mute notifications. The company
is also launching a sleep reminder to help people plan when they want to
be offline at night. For the sleep feature, users will be able to set a
time, and when the time arrives, a pop-up will remind the user that
it’s time to log off."


gaysaucemage t1_jaiwuez wrote

If parents actually bothered to enforce restrictions Android and iOS have built in functions to limit the time usage on an app.

If you're leaving it up to kids using TikTok it's trivial to set a birth date old enough to be considered an adult for an account.


Pickle_Slinger t1_jai9blt wrote

I’m not saying TikTok is good for kids or anything, but I’m interested to see if this impacts their user base. Regardless of opinions, it’s a fact that tons of minors use TikTok.


OtakuTacos t1_jakijmp wrote

The national age jumped today with a majority increase in 18 year olds.


CanadianCharicards t1_jam4d1g wrote

Parents who are letting children under 13 use Tiktok, aren't parenting already. No point in this.


Bitter_Director1231 t1_jam2qhm wrote

Just when they think they made progress, someone is finding a way around it yesterday...

Banning it will only make it go underground or downloading it off their site instead of the app stores.