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Online Safety

As a parent or carer you play a key role in helping your child to stay safe online. You don’t need to be an expert on the internet to help keep your child safe online. The resources below are there to support you as you support your child to use the internet safely, responsibility and positively.

 

YUBO

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.

Think U Know Newsletter

This document has been created by 'Think-U-know' and has links to lots of supporting internet sites and information guides.

UK Safer Internet Centre

Tips, advice, guides and resources to help keep your child safe online.

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