Tik Tok CEO Shou Zi Chew has explained why his children are not allowed to use the TikTok app.
Speaking in an interview with Andrew Ross Sorkin during The New York Times' DealBook conference, Shou Zi Chew said he has two children aged 6 and 8 and they don't have accounts since they are too young for the app.
He also revealed that some countries, unlike the USA do not allow children under the age of 13 to make use of the app.
"TikTok, here in the U.S., if you are below 13, you get a very restrictive version of TikTok, and in many other countries around the world, we don't allow users who are below 13."
The TikTok CEO then encouraged the parents of teenage children to make sure that they are using the application's safety and monitoring feature called "Family Pairing," where parents can get a lot of "tools to manage your teenager's experience."
The viral video has attracted alot of different opinions from social media users from all over the world.
Some pointed out the irony that the TikTok CEO restricts his children from using TikTok because he knows the harm in the app while others praised him for knowing the right parenting skill and suggested that parents do the same.