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TikTok joins Technology Coalition to counter online sexual exploitation, abuse

TikTok announced that they have joined the Technology coalition, an organization that works to protect children from sexual exploitation and abuse on the Internet.

Community security remains a top priority for TikTok and places great emphasis on the security of young people in particular. The new membership reflects TikTok’s zero tolerance for the sexual exploitation of children and underscores that this universal challenge requires a collective response.

The social platform realizes that the industry is strongest when they work together. That’s why the platform is proud to join the technology coalition. With this membership, she hopes to deepen her evidence-based intervention approach and contribute her unique findings from combating the safety and exploitation of children.

TikTok is also joining the Board of Directors of the Technology Coalition, along with a number of committees aimed at improving child protection online and offline while increasing transparency about evolving child safety threats.

This membership builds on previous partnerships with leading online security organizations including: the Family Online Safety Institute;; ConnectSafely;; the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC);; the WePROTECT Global Alliance;; and the Internet Watch Foundation.

It is designed to help ensure that the platform’s policies and features continue to create a safe and welcoming environment for the TikTok community.

TikTok has also endorsed the implementation of the Voluntary Principles to Combat Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Children Online. This is to ensure a consistent and strong response to cross-service usage.

It is deeply committed to the safety of minors on their platform and will not tolerate any content or behavior that perpetuates the abuse, harm, endangerment or exploitation of minors, as in the Community guidelines.

If the platform becomes aware of such content, it will immediately take action to remove content, terminate accounts and, if necessary, report cases to the NCMEC and law enforcement agencies.

In TikTok, people come to express themselves creatively, to learn and to try new things. The platform is working to design age-appropriate experiences for users ages 13-17. It also offers a number of safeguards to help youngsters on their digital journey.

For example, accounts are set for users aged 13-15 Private By default, only users over the age of 16 can use direct messages and live streams.

In addition, TikTok believes it is important to involve parents and carers in digital safety talks. That’s why the platform offers tools like that Family pairing Feature that aims to encourage conversations between parents, caregivers, and teens while they determine the most appropriate browsing and privacy settings for their family.

Family Pairing allows caregivers to link their TikTok accounts to their teenagers’ accounts to enable a variety of content and privacy settings, such as: B. Screen time management and search settings. TikToks Parental safety center provides more information about the resources and controls available to families.

There is no finish line when it comes to protecting the TikTok community. The platform works every day to learn, adapt, and strengthen its policies and practices to keep the community safe.

She looks forward to building on all of these efforts by partnering with the Technology Coalition.