"Youth Mode" test short video: Students expect to have "parent mode"


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Teenagers addicted to short video content, now many parents are worried. On March 28, under the organization of the Network Information Office, a number of domestic short video platforms have been piloted online, "Youth anti-addiction system."

Users only need to open the "Youth Anti-addiction System", you can only watch 40 minutes of short video every day, and can not be rewarded. At the same time, the short video content has also been filtered to be practical, healthy, positive and entertaining.

Now, can parents and children sit back and relax?

As early as mid-last year, the Communist Youth League Central Department of Youth Rights and Rights, the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, jointly with Tencent released the "China Youth Internet use and Network Security Survey report."

The report pointed out that short videos have risen rapidly, and together with music, have become a way for young people to entertain themselves, while games are relegated to the second line. In addition, 20% of teenagers are “almost always” watching short videos, and the proportion of “watching a few times a day” is also close to 10%.

So, a week after the launch of the "youth model" pilot in the field of short video, are parents "paying" for fear that their children are addicted to short video? After opening the mode, can it effectively stop teenagers from indulging in short video content?

"Mode" set passive, "intellectual" difficult to defeat parents

"when it comes to Douyin, Kuaishou, these short video apps, he says he's uninstalled!"

Recently, in the process of brushing short videos, I saw some application tips to set up adolescent mode to prevent teenagers from indulging. Zhuang Qi, who lives in Xiangzhou, Zhuhai, wants to “use” his son.

However, when she clicked on the teen mode, she discovered that the setup was not a simple matter. Whether it is the scanning code supervision introduced by the vibrato, or the password opening method of the fast hand, it is necessary to operate on the son's mobile phone.

"it was a smart and daring process, and I couldn't find a short video app on his phone at all." Zhuangqi told sensible notes that his son seemed to have unloaded all of these apps a week ago after several short video platforms experimented with "teen mode".

However, in the telephone conversation between the son and the classmate, he often listened to the relevant content of the short video of the game. Therefore, she and her lover suspected that her son had gone out of the house and applied it to the house before uninstalling it to prevent the parents from “routing”.

"We were worried that his use in school would affect his study, and it would be even more dangerous to play short videos on the road." Zhuang Qi helplessly said that if the son is not allowed to use the smartphone, it is also not easy to communicate in daily life, and equipped with a functional machine, smartwatch, it seems to be for high school students "hurt their self-esteem."

Therefore, they can only while his son at home, painstakingly nagging, remind him not to short video on the way up and down school. He also hopes that he can "hand over" the short video app, let parents set up the "adolescent mode".

"This is simply not possible. Now the children are so honest."

And Zhuang Qi has the same troubles, as well as Ms. Tian, ​​who lives in Guangzhou Tianhe. She told me to understand the notes, the daughter of the second day of the second day has always been addicted to short videos and webcasts, very obsessed with beauty, fashion, star entertainment and so on. When I heard that my parents wanted to set the "short teen mode" for her short video application, the daughter immediately put the phone in her hand, and even took a shower and went to the bathroom without leaving. Even when I was sleeping, I pressed my phone under the pillow and didn't dare to relax.

"I heard that in the youth mode, there is no such thing as beauty makeup, so she is in a hurry." On the day of Qingming, the daughter of the holiday home "alert" was a little lax, leaving the phone in the living room while taking a shower. At the time, Ms. Tian wanted to take the opportunity to open the phone and set up the "youth mode", but after thinking about it, she still couldn't "get started". Just because the way of quietly opening and secretly setting up is not bright and open, for fear of being adversely affected by his daughter's discovery, it may even intensify family conflicts.

"what do you say, how do you use such a pattern of adolescence?" Ms. Tian also showed notes about setting up another short video platform that shows the teen mode password valid for 30 days. So 30 days later, whether or not to "fight bravely" with their own children, re-open the anti-addictive mode?

Perhaps short video applications are experimenting with "teen mode", which is a healthy pan-entertainment concept, which is itself a good thing. However, too complex, passive setting, but also caused a lot of trouble for parents.

Of course, there are also some users doubt that the short video platform on the surface for the health of teenagers, online "adolescent mode", but in fact through a heavy threshold to increase the difficulty of parental supervision.

The content under the "mode" is boring, and the young people are looking for a "outlet".

"After setting up the teen mode, my son didn't want to brush his phone."

Not long ago, because of the problem of addicted to short video, Li Di, who had three chapters with her son, successfully turned on the short video "teen mode" on her son's mobile phone. Two years later, she found that her son did not touch the phone at all, only when communicating with her classmates on WeChat.

She told sensible notes that in order to figure out why, she also turned on adolescent mode for her short video app, and later discovered that most of the selected videos pushed were related to handwork, calligraphy and literature.

"the only thing that goes a little further with entertainment is cats, dogs and other pet videos." This is obviously a lack of fun for boys in the family, which naturally leads to the son's reluctance to play short videos after turning on teen-age mode.

In Li Di's view, short videos of pet, hand-made or literary themes are mostly feminine, and the only ones that attract boys are calligraphy, painting, and music. "I'm even more concerned that if my son's recreational needs are not met, they will be the opposite."

She told sensible notes that one day, taking advantage of the gap in her son's downstairs, she "unkindly" secretly checked the browser records on her son's mobile phone, and found that the most frequently used web addresses were all video platforms such as bilibili.

"The video that I watched is still the content of brainwashing such as 'catch the shrimps' and spoofs." What makes Li Wei feel helpless is that his son also searches the search engine for a large number of "how to lift the youth mode" and "forget" through the browser. Youth mode passwords and other content.

For this reason, I have also searched the Internet for "adolescent mode", "password" and other combinatorial words, and can indeed find a large number of related "cracked content". Many network platforms have even summed up a variety of ways to "crack" short video teen mode passwords.

"in addition to undoing the pattern with a passcode, the daughter turned to her grandparents for help with a new account." Ms. Lin, who lives in Fukuda, Shenzhen, also told notes that short video apps for her daughter's mobile phone turned on adolescent mode, instead of preventing their daughter from becoming addicted, but even more rebellious.

These days, the child even borrowed her grandparents' mobile phone number and re-registered a new short video account, while the old man is also a pet granddaughter, "conspiracy" together to hide Ms. Lin, making her feel unstoppable.

In her view, proper, healthy, and temperate entertainment is not a bad thing. “One size fits all” restricts teens from watching entertainment videos, or can't provide better alternatives beyond the limits, and it's often easy to make the lids resistant.

So, is it true that some teenagers conflict with the "youth model" just because there is no entertainment content?

Students like to browse short videos, parents do not set a good example.

"there is a youth model, no parent model, really unfair."

Referring to the topic of piloting the youth mode in various short video applications, Yang Xiao (a pseudonym), a high school student at a middle school in Luohu, Shenzhen, complained and grumbled.

She told me to understand the notes, many students in the class have the habit of brushing short videos. In addition to going to school, school on the bus, subway brush, school time is also secretly brushed, students often share social media applications, sharing interesting short video content, short video is now almost the preferred way for students to daily entertainment.

"some of the short video content can be fascinating, but limiting is not the way." Yang Xiao said many students, including her, were "addicted" to short videos by their parents and elders.

Take Yang Xiao's parents as an example, every day is the mobile phone does not leave hand, short video does not stop to brush, even if eating at the table, also need one hand to brush the short video. Even when she was doing her homework in the room, she often heard bursts of laughter as her parents brushed short videos in the living room.

"parents can't accompany us, but at least don't tempt us to commit crimes."

Yang Xiao’s classmate Li Sheng (pseudonym) added that his parents restricted his entertainment time on the one hand, but “entertained to death” on the other. When I get home every day, I can always hear the sound of playing mobile phones and watching videos.

Parents spend a lot of time with their children for entertainment, such as short videos, and teenagers naturally become curious. Coupled with the growing popularity of smart phones, short video and other pan-entertainment products are widely popular among youth groups.

“More than 50 classmates in the class have almost all smartphones, and many of them are the latest Apple phones.” Yang Xiaoxiao said that if a classmate uses a smart watch and a feature phone, then it will be looked down upon by other students. “It’s all about comparison. It’s awkward, and now smartphones are not expensive.”

In addition, Yang Xiao also revealed that short video has become a spiritual bridge between students, if the classmate has not brushed the short video, then there will be a lot of common topics with others, and even lead to out-of-group.

"the topic that everyone has been talking about these days is almost always how to 'deal with' the youth model." Yang Xiao and two other students said that if parents at home are willing to lead by example, less entertainment, more time to guide their children, then limit and control children's entertainment, as children will also be less resistant, more cooperative attitude.


According to the "China Mobile Internet 2018 Annual Report" released by QusestMobile, short-term video accounts for 33.1% of the total mobile phone usage of domestic users, far exceeding 18.6% of instant messaging and 9.7% of comprehensive information.

It can be seen that a large number of “adults” indulging in short videos do indeed have a bad role model for young people. Although the short-video "youth mode" is a good starting point for restricting and regulating the use of pan-entertainment platforms for teenagers and student groups, it is really necessary for adolescents to abandon vulgar content from their hearts and establish correct values. Put down your mobile phone and have more companionship.

In fact, this is the case, including the child's indulging in mobile games. Only when parents actively accompany and guide their children to make proper use of the convenience brought by the mobile Internet, these drawbacks will not become "disadvantages".

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