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Therefore, it’s important to help your child understand why these restrictions are in place so they don’t come across inappropriate content or connect with the wrong people.
Sharing location – Although you don’t need to share your location to use the app, it is an integral part of the way the app is used.
Safety prompts – Every user entering a live stream is prompted with Yubo’s community guidelines.
Moderation Yubo uses a number of tech tools to remove inappropriate content that breaks community guidelines and remove fake profiles.
If their location is enabled you can change distance settings on the profile to meet friends within a certain area – either local or going global.
To prevent fake accounts being created, when setting up an account you have to enter your mobile phone number and verify it on your phone (like Whatsapp).
Also, those watching the video can easily be added as friends Live streaming Like other apps, users can live stream in real time through the app.
Anyone on Yubo will be able to see their live broadcast and send messages, not just their friends.
There is an option to restrict friends to find them on the app using their mobile number.
Making friends To add new friends on Yubo, users swipe right on someone’s profile picture to ‘like’ them or swipe left if they would rather not be friends with them.
If the user receives a ‘like’ from someone they like, they become friends on Yubo.
If it’s inappropriate the user is given one minute to change it before the live stream is shut down.
Banned use of emojis as profile names that are sexually explicit.
Live streaming – Makers of Yubo have implemented some safety features to make it safer for children to live stream on the app but it still poses a risk in light of the increase of online sex offenders using this tool to groom children and the potential to that children may share too much personal information ‘in the moment’ with people they’ve never met in real life. Managing who they talk to on the app & privacy Yubo has created a separate community for 13 – 17-year-olds and adults to make sure that children are not speaking to adults.