Boasting over 1 billion active users monthly, TikTok remains an entertainment platform dedicated to empowering creatives. Lauded for its innovative, diverse community and the family-friendly culture it has espoused, another factor that has led to TikTok’s popularity has been its emphatic focus on user protection and safety.
TikTok’s tireless efforts to continuously build a safe environment for its community is a commitment taken very pensively and has resulted in the launch of #SaferTogether campaign, announced at a media event hosted in Lagos on Thursday evening. This initiative is a first-ever safety campaign for TikTok in Sub-Saharan Africa and aims to empower creators, parents, teachers, and guardians with the knowledge about TikTok’s safety features to ensure a positive in-app experience for everyone.
Fortune Mgwili-Sibanda, Public Policy Director at TikTok in Africa, reaffirms that user safety is TikTok’s top priority as the platform is committed to promoting a safe and welcoming app environment for its community.
Furthermore, as part of TikTok’s commitment to ensuring safety on its platform remains a priority, TikTok is delighted to announce its partnership with the Data Scientists Network (DSN), which was established to support and encourage an increase in safety awareness. Through this partnership, DSN will conduct three months of in-community workshops with parents, teachers, and guardians in schools in Abuja & Lagos with the goal of educating and empowering them to understand the digital world and how they can help young people stay safe on TikTok. Speaking on the partnership, Dr Olubayo Adekanmbi, founder and CEO of DSN said,
At TikTok, there is a centralized location for safety updates called Safety Centre that provides updated information on all actions that TikTok is implementing to continuously boost safety and security on the platform. TikTok creators and users are encouraged to visit the Safety Centre to stay up to date on the latest TikTok safety initiatives. Below we highlight some of the key features available.
Account and video privacy settings
Formerly known as Data Science Nigeria (DSN), is Sub-Saharan Africa’s leading Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Digital Education technology enterprise committed to building Africa’s AI talents ecosystem, and developing solutions for governance, education, health, retail, and finance. Together, both parties will continue to promote online safety awareness for the TikTok community. Read more