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Social media app TikTok, which has been banned from all U.S. government devices amid growing scrutiny over its security, is setting a new default time limit for teens.
In the coming weeks, accounts belonging to users under 18 years old will automatically be set to a 60-minute daily screen time limit, TikTok announced Wednesday.
After the 60-minute limit is reached, the user will be instructed to enter a passcode in order to continue watching, "requiring them to make an active decision to extend that time," TikTok said.
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Meanwhile, 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 for accounts held by users under the age of 13.
The unit of Chinese internet technology company ByteDance is also pushing teens to set a daily screen limit if they opt out of the 60-minute default and spend more than 100 minutes on TikTok in a day. It will also send every teen account a weekly inbox notification with a recap of their screen time.
Although there is "no collectively-endorsed position on the 'right' amount of screen time," TikTok said it consulted current academic research and experts from Boston Children's Hospital in choosing the time limit.
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