Safety has always been a key focus here at Yubo. As the leading platform for young people to socialise online, we have a special responsibility to our users.
Young people love Yubo because they get to hang out, make new friends and have fun. Of course, they like to experiment and push boundaries online as they do in real life. Our industry-leading safety features and 24/7 team of safety specialists mean we can help them to have a positive experience on Yubo.
We take action to address any violations by users but we also take the opportunity to engage and educate our younger users about our Community Guidelines. We’re proud to be the first social platform to introduce real-time interventions in livestreams that encourage behavioural change, for example.
Whether you’re a parent, a carer or an educator, this Safety Center gives you the resources and advice you need to support your children or students on Yubo. If any of our users have specific questions, our Help Center is the place to go.
Our whole team is committed to protecting, supporting and educating young people and building a digital space that they – and you – can trust.
Sacha Lazimi, CEO
Marc-Antoine Durand, COO
We often say that safety is in Yubo’s DNA but what do we mean by that? It starts at the top, with the members of our senior management team who drive our safety strategy.
We also have a team of safety specialists around the world who are dedicated to making Yubo as safe and supportive as possible. They moderate content on the platform 24/7 and intervene when they see young people putting themselves and/or others at risk. They also respond to reports from our users – in a matter of minutes when it comes to something that is happening in a livestream.
Young people can report any concern to our safety team by tapping the shield icon in the app and selecting ‘Report’. Parents, carers and educators can get in touch via the red tab at the top of this Safety Center.
Our Safety Board
The following international industry experts sit on the Yubo Safety Board, providing invaluable advice and informing our proactive approach to safety:
- Annie Mullins OBE – Safety Advisor, Yubo (ex-Vodafone and Yahoo!)
- John Shehan – Vice President, National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- Alex Holmes – Deputy CEO, The Diana Award
- Travis Bright – Product Director, Thorn
- Mick Moran – Garda Liaison officer Paris, former Deputy Director INTERPOL
- Dr Richard Graham – Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Clinical Director, Good Thinking
- Anne Collier – Founder of Family Net News & Exec Director of The Net Safety Collaborative (TNSC)
It’s important that we work with governments, NGOs, charities and other organisations around the world to help drive improvements in digital safety and wellbeing. This includes:
- We work with various governments, including in Australia (we’re a member of the eSafety Commissioner’s Tier 1 social media scheme), France (we signed the Protocol for Child Protection against pornography) and the UK (Yubo has endorsed the We Protect Voluntary Principles).
- In late 2018, we began our partnership with Yoti, which uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to accurately estimate the age of Yubo users and enables them to verify their identity using an ID/passport. Find out more in our blog.
- We’re a Board member of the Technology Coalition alongside Facebook, Google, Twitter and other tech leaders.
- We’re a member of the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)
- We work with the Internet Watch Foundation (UK), Kids Helpline (Australia), the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (US), the NSPCC (UK), Point de Contact – INHOPE (France) and Thorn (US).
We regularly run issues-led campaigns on Yubo by teaming up with the Cyberbullying Research Center, Good Thinking, Switchboard, The Diana Award, The Trevor Project, e-Enfance and many other leading NGOs. Find out more in our blogs about mental wellbeing and Pride Month.