The Chinese version of TikTok, Douyin, will be limiting its under 14 years old users to only 40 minutes a day on the platform.
Parent company ByteDance explained that the app’s youth mode also is in line with China’s recent restrictions on video games access by children.
Those under 14 will only be allowed to access Douyin from 6AM to 10PM. Outside of that time frame, they will be restricted. Chinese parents are encouraged to enroll their child in the “real-name authentication process” to help make implementation easier.
Over the past few months, the China government has focused on reducing teenagers’ time spent online and gaming. In fact, Chinese citizens who are under 18 years old were no longer allowed to play games unless it’s the weekends, holidays, or Fridays. And even then, they are only permitted between 8PM to 9PM.