Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know about Yubo‘ below.
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Yubo is a social networking platform where users can chat and livestream with up to 10 friends at once. People can connect with others based on location, with a Tinder-style ‘swiping’ mechanism to accept or reject someone based on their profile pictures. The app has approximately 50 million users worldwide – but despite its popularity, Yubo has not been free from controversy. While the app claims to monitor inappropriate content, a newspaper investigation in early 2022 found young users being exposed to sexual harassment, racism, bullying and conversations with adult themes.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, inappropriate content and flimsy age gates.