Yubo is a social live streaming platform that is free to download from the App Store and Google Play. More than 50 million people worldwide are part of the Yubo community – many of whom are teenagers. Young people love Yubo because it gives them an authentic and engaging way to communicate, connect and meet new friends. They can be themselves and not worry about the pressure of comparing followers or ‘likes.'
We’d like to reassure parents and caretakers that safety isn’t just a box for us to tick. As Anne Collier, Founder of Netfamilynews.org and a member of the Yubo Safety Board, says, “Every family has its own way of handling digital safety… it’s just good to know that Yubo has put so many technical safeguards in place and takes a consciously educational approach to keeping its millions of young users safe.” For example:
- We provide a number of industry-leading online safety features on the Yubo app, including Community Guidelines, technical tools and a 24/7 team of safety experts
- Our independent Safety Board and partnerships with governments, NGOs, charities and other organisations help improve digital safety and protect our users’ wellbeing
The Yubo community is extremely inclusive and we have zero tolerance for online hate. 35 genders and 50 pronouns are available in multiple languages for use in profiles and we’ve worked with organisations such as Switchboard LGBT+ Helpline and The Trevor Project to run in-app campaigns.
You can find out more about our commitment to user safety in our Safety Hub and in our ‘Staying safe on Yubo’ guide for parents, carers and educators. A recent media article by Grazia highlights how Yubo is a place where teens can be themselves.