TikTok: Here come the parents

TikTok, every teenager’s favorite app, just rolled out new parental controls

Don’t think for a moment that the present generation of helicopter parents are going to allow their teens an unsupervised space of their own on social media. Parents nowadays track their progeny’s movements with smartphone apps, after all.

It will be only a matter of time before the parents overrun TikTok, just like they overran Facebook. The barriers to entry aren’t that high.

In the 1980s, we avoided parents the easy way: We went outside, sans electronic gadgetry.

Better, simpler times to be a kid.