This article was contributed by NCA-CEOP

NCA-CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency. As well as being a reporting mechanism, NCA-CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children, and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

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Yubo (formerly Yellow): what parents need to know

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Tips for parents from NCA-CEOP to help your child stay safe on Yubo

Yubo, formerly known as Yellow, is a popular mobile app that lets users create a profile, with photos and videos, and swipe through other profiles of users in their local area. If they match, they can then chat.

Thinkuknow, the education programme of The National Crime Agency’s child protection command NCA-CEOP, has created a guide for parents on how the app works and what your child needs to know about how to use it safely.

Update January 2018: Yubo now has a live group video chat feature. See the official teen guide below for safety tips for your child while using it, and read our article on live streaming.

Further reading

Parent Zone's interview with Yubo COO Marc-Antoine Durand

Yubo: official parent’s safety guide

Yubo: official teen’s safety guide

The advice published on Parent Info is provided by independent experts in their field and not necessarily the views of Parent Zone or NCA-CEOP.

First published: June 2017

Updated: ​May 2018


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