New Social Media Platform Focusing on User Safety
WHAT EXACTLY IS YUBO?
“These days, the majority of social networks are all about sharing content, images or videos, and other performance metrics. Real conversations and social ties are becoming increasingly rare, or are reduced to a single “like” or remark.
That’s why, rather than focusing on popularity, we sought to design an app that emphasized honesty. There is no competition for likes on Yubo. Instead, real-time interactions allow young people to have fun while conversing with pals from all around the world who have similar interests.
So, how are we going to produce this value? Thanks to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter! Our users may take part in lives from anywhere around the world in a safe atmosphere. They can talk, play games, discuss their interests, and even practice doing nothing together.
Yubo’s purpose is to help young people find their place in the world. We provide a social platform for young people to meet new friends, be themselves, and live in a fun and secure atmosphere.”
There are more than 60 million users all around the world.
On average, more than 130 000 lives are created every day around the world. Users’ ages are attributed to be between 16 and 21 years old (75 percent)
In the United States, there are 12 million registered users (largest market worldwide)
HOW DOES YUBO WORK?
Yubo’s premise is straightforward: meet new people and socialise with friends from all around the world. Users may start or participate in lives, send direct messages to friends, and get to know each other by discussing mutual interests on the social platform.
After installing the app, the user must establish a profile by entering personal details such as their birthdate and a profile photo. Yubo requires that users be at least 13 years old to register. Then, much like in real life, they’ll be divided into age groups to socialize with individuals who share their interest
THE COMMITMENT OF YUBO TO SAFETY
Yubo’s purpose is to help young people find their place in the world. We have a specific obligation to our users as the top platform for young people to socialize online. Yubo delivers a series of industry-leading safety safeguards to guarantee the app is a safe, happy, and inclusive environment, with safety features on the Yubo app at the forefront of all they do.
Our Protection Plan
Verification of age and identity to ensure trust
You must be able to trust the individuals you connect with online in order to establish friends. Yubo has created a set of tools and technologies to ensure that the information on users’ profiles, particularly their age, is correct.
Yubo identifies fraudulent phone numbers, fake photographs stolen from Google images, and users who have made several accounts using the same device or phone number by uploading a picture of their face and using facial recognition algorithms to confirm the validity of the image.
Yubo detects age disparities between the age stated at registration, the age stated in the user’s biography, and the age stated in the user’s conversations with others.
Yubo’s patented in-house age scan technology analyzes all user photographs to verify user identity.
When a user’s safety is in jeopardy, Yubo works closely with local authorities and communicates data to law enforcement in a timely, transparent, and proactive manner. Yubo consistently answers to data requests within 24 hours and gives the required information.
A Set of Technical and Human Solutions for Protecting Live Interactions
Yubo has rigorous community guidelines in place to guarantee that user conversations are respectful to one another.
Yubo’s algorithms examine every written and visual information uploaded on the platform, looking for any phrase or sentence that violates our rules in user profiles, live comments, and stream titles.
All profile photos and videos, as well as live broadcasts, are analyzed by visual algorithms. Yubo is the first platform in the world to intervene in internet live streaming in real time.
When a user is going to divulge private information, such as their phone number or location, he receives apop-up notifications asking him if they are sure they want to share this information. This approach is part of the app’s desire to educate and raise awareness among its users about the importance of protecting their personal data.
Across all elements of the app, we allow all users to report suspicious or offensive material and accounts.
The safety specialist, which are available 24/7 around the world, analyze all information given by our algorithms as well as user reports.
Because Yubo is located in France, a specialized Yubo law enforcement guide is accessible on our website to assist and guide law agencies in obtaining information from our enforcement teams.
A Safety Partner Network
In addition to the platform’s technology advancements, we’ve formed collaborations with child safety organizations and industry experts to benefit from their knowledge.
Yubo is backed by a safety board comprised of the world’s greatest professionals, including:
- Annie Mullins OBE, Safety Advisor at Yubo
- John Shehan Vice-President of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
- Alex Holmes, Director of the Diana Award, one of the most powerful anti-bullying organizations in the world.
- Travis Bright, Product Director of Thorn, one of the country’s premier child safety groups
- Anne Collier, creator of NetFamilyNews and a member of the Snap.Inc and Facebook Safety Boards.
- Dr. Richard Graham, Psychiatrist specialized teens and in social media platforms – and Clinical Director at the Good Thinking
- Mick Moran, former Interpol Deputy Director Human Trafficking and Child Exploitation department
We collaborate with governments, non-governmental organizations, charities, and other organizations all across the world to increase digital safety and welfare. This includes the following:
We collaborate with the Cyberbullying Research Center, Good Thinking, Switchboard, The Diana Award, The Trevor Project, e-Enfance, and many other major NGOs to execute issue-driven campaigns on Yubo on a regular basis. Learn more about mental health and Pride Month in our blogs.
We sit on the Technology Coalition’s Board of Directors with Facebook, Google, Twitter, and other tech titans.
We collaborate with a number of governments, including those in Australia (where we’re a member of the eSafety Commissioner’s Tier 1 social media scheme), France (where we signed the Protocol for Child Protection Against Pornography), and the United Kingdom (where we signed the Protocol for Child Protection Against Pornography) (Yubo has endorsed the We Protect Voluntary Principles).
We collaborate 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).
Resources and Education
Yubo’s Safety Hub provides materials and guidance for young people, parents, caregivers, and educators. The following items are included in the Safety Hub:
Bullying, improper language, hate speech, and peer pressure are all concerns that require safety council. Before using the app, any new Yubo must read the Community Guidelines.
Young people and parents have access to in-depth safety guidelines that contain overviews of the tools and protections that keep Yubo’s community secure.
Yubo users all throughout the globe will benefit from direct linkages to bullying, mental health, and internet safety groups.