The latest ideas from Meta and TikTok to improve digital well-being

The latest ideas from Meta and TikTok to improve digital well-being

But the Chinese social network goes even further. From July, users aged 13 to 17, having passed over 100 minutes on the app in a single daywill receive weekly posts to explain the screen time limiting tools available directly on TikTok. A new guide will also be available on the social network’s security center to encourage “users to think more holistically about how they spend their time online – whether on TikTok or elsewhere – and what they feelsaid the Chinese giant in its press release.

To develop these new tools, TikTok relied on a study conducted in partnership with the Internet Matters association, with parents and adolescents in France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom and Ireland. Results ?

The ability to manage their behavior on the networks (self-regulation) is acclaimed by teenagers, who wish to adopt “healthy digital habits”.

They also stressed the importance of a certain flexibility depending on the day: the day before the exam, rainy afternoon…

“The study shows that young users would welcome the introduction of features and tools that would encourage them to think critically about the time they spend online. It is important that they feel control their online experience and whether they are helped to make informed choicessaid Carolyn Bunting, CEO of Internet Matters.

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