TikTok is on its way to becoming one of the best social media platforms of all time due to the spike in its viewership during the pandemic. Users have grown accustomed to the easy-to-navigate design and new, entertaining trends that most content creators on the platform indulge in. Snatching away a teenager’s phone while a TikTok video is playing is a kid’s equivalent of snatching their candy.
However, isn’t excessive candy bad for our teeth and overall health? Well, so is TikTok. While our teeth are in no danger from a TikTok video, too many of these videos can be really harmful to a person’s brain.
Trust us; we aren’t ones to throw around allegations before knowing what we’re getting ourselves into. Some facts prove too much TikTok usage is highly unhealthy for a user of any age, but particularly for young and growing minds.
First, mobile phones are already a mental growth hazard mainly because of the internet. We all know that the internet contains more bad or unnecessary/inappropriate content than it does useful information. And as a kid with no idea about what research is or what you’re looking for, wouldn’t you be tempted to see things you haven’t before?
TikTok isn’t just a social media platform but also a source of income for famous/aspiring content creators and influencers. Not all content on TikTok is appropriate for a twelve-year-old. Besides, when did the bare minimum become the rule? Shouldn’t young children focus more on physical activity, social events, skill-building, and critical thinking? Since when is entertainment for kids a priority?
However, we do understand it isn’t easy to implement change in rebellious kids, so we aren’t asking for you to make any large changes. Just reduce their overall screen time to 30-40 minutes daily, and keep TikTok to a strict 15 minutes at that.
In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how you can turn off comments while watching a TikTok live. To learn all about it, stick with us till the end!
How to Turn Off Comments on TikTok Live
Step 1: Launch TikTok on your smartphone and log in to your account.
Step 2: The first page you’ll land on is your FYP or your For You Page on the Home tab. You’ll see the Live icon at the top left corner of the screen. Tap on it.
Step 3: You’ve now reached the Live tab. If you don’t like the person on this live or whatever they’re doing, you can always leave it. Just swipe down to jump to the next live.
Step 4: Find a live that you actually want to watch. You might’ve noticed the small icons at the top corners of the screen and all the comments pouring in. To stop that, all you need to do is tap the middle of the screen and swipe left. Instead of all those tiny, disturbing icons, all you’ll see is the live!