New safeguards for kid safety are being added by more social media networks.
According to a TikTok statement, currently only users above the age of 16 who have 1000 followers in their fan base are allowed to start live streaming on the app. The giving and receiving of tips is also possible for people over the age of 18. We believe that using the platform to generate income is a terrific idea. However, as of November 30, only those above the age of 18 will be allowed to host live streams.
“As we consider the breadth of our global audience, we already take a graduated approach to the features that our community can access based on their age; younger teens need to be aged 16 or older to access Direct Messaging and 18 or older to send virtual gifts or access monetization features.”
According to TikTok, the decision to tighten up these features is made to enhance the safety and well-being of users and producers by offering them excellent protection and security. According to the app, they want to start implementing measures for greater safety.
The app wants to limit the target demographic for its feeds to adults exclusively. In this approach, age-appropriate topics would be directed toward audiences above 18.
“For instance, perhaps a comedy routine is better suited for people over age 18. Or, a host may plan to talk about a difficult life experience and they would feel more comfortable knowing the conversation is limited to adults,” they explained.”
“We want our community to make the most of the opportunities LIVE can bring without compromising on safety.”
As more viewers discover how to tip, live streams will eventually become the focus of the creators’ attention, which portends great things to come. It makes sense that the platform would want to make the restrictions more stringent.
Disinformation is another significant issue that we are seeing a lot of live streaming becoming the centre of. Through the use of phoney material produced by the continuing Russian invasion of Ukraine, many streams are able to make money.