TikTok launches Urdu safety centre in Pakistan

By Shafqat Ali | Gwadar Pro Sep 18, 2021

ISLAMABAD, Sept 18 (Gwadar Pro) - Chinese tech giant TikTok, the global platform for creating and sharing short videos, on Friday afternoon launched a localised Urdu version of its Safety Centre in Pakistan.

The Safety Centre is a one-stop online source that provides access to TikTok’s safety policies, tools and resources to equip users with product education and protection measures while using the platform.

The Safety Centre now offers parents and guardians a look into the safety ecosystem through new videos on how the app approaches safety, community guidelines, and resources available to them.

The resource consists of guides to help audiences learn more about TikTok’s approach to safety, privacy, and protection, safety and privacy controls, a section dedicated to what efforts the platform is making in important areas - bullying prevention, the topic of suicide and self-harm, COVID-19, safety partners and Platform Safety News.

In the “Guides” section, users can familiarise themselves with the Community Guidelines and learn about TikTok’s safety principles. The Guardians Guide is a one-stop shop to learn all about TikTok. 

This includes how to get started on the platform, safety and privacy tools, such as the Family Pairing features, and additional resources to address common online safety questions. It has details about the range of choices and settings TikTok offers to empower parents and caregivers who are looking for easy ways to engage in their teen’s life online.

In the “Safety & privacy controls” section, users can learn how to set up their accounts so that they feel as comfortable and safe as possible on the platform. Users can limit the list of those who can leave comments on their videos, shoot duets with them or send messages.

The “Topics” section is dedicated to the platform’s efforts in important areas such as bullying prevention, COVID-19, suicide and self-harm, and more.

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