This guide is designed to provide an overview of TikTok and the many tools and controls we have built into the product to keep our community safe.
What is TikTok?
TikTok is a short form video app. It is a place for fun and positive content created by real people around the world. Our mission is to inspire creativity and bring joy.
Providing your birth date
To sign up for TikTok, you must provide your date of birth. If you choose to create your account using another platform, you will also be asked to provide your birth date to us directly. From restricting access to certain features to tailoring the ads people can see, ensuring we have accurate information helps ensure community members have the correct age-appropriate experience.
Offering a safe and supportive environment is our top priority. We believe that feeling safe is essential to helping people feel comfortable with expressing themselves openly and creatively. We remove content, including video, audio, livestream, images, comments and text that violate our Community Guidelines, and accounts involved in severe or repeated violations. Under certain circumstances, we will go one step further and report the accounts to relevant legal authorities to keep our community safe. Our Community Guidelines apply to everyone, and to everything shared on TikTok.
TikTok offers a home for creative expression where people can enjoy an eclectic range of immersive, genuine, and entertaining videos – from dance challenges to lip-syncing to DIY tutorials to historical parodies to internet memes. Learn more about the For You page, being a creator, and community safety on TikTok.
Safety & privacy tools
Promoting a positive TikTok environment where everyone feels safe and comfortable is our top priority. Learn more about the tools and settings we invest in to help you manage your TikTok experience.
To learn best practices for personal privacy, account security and how to be a good digital citizen, visit our Youth Portal. You can also check out Internet Matters’ Inside TikTok guide to learn more about getting started, creating unique videos, managing your privacy settings, and more!