Content moderation and online bullying have been at the forefront of digital conversation for as long as social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have existed. Yet for all of the conversation and time spent attempting to address the issue, few companies are approaching the issue with the same intentions as Yubo.
Meet Yubo; The Socially Conscious Social Media
Yubo is a trending live social discovery application that has made it easier than ever for Gen Z to expand their world while embracing healthier, happier, and friendlier social circles. The application focuses on eliminating the most toxic aspects of social media by removing likes, followers, and even the ability to leave potentially hateful content.
Yubo is powered by artificial intelligence and fueled by a social content moderation and safety team. Combining both aspects with their end-to-end user age verification tools has allowed the platform to grow healthily into one of the more positive online platforms.
According to a report published by UNICEF, nearly one in three young people have claimed to be a victim of online bullying, with nearly one in five having skipped school due to harassment.
The impact of online bullying is far-reaching and deep, leading to more likely suicidal ideation and self-harm practices. Perpetrators of online bullying are also tied to potentially negative and dangerous behaviors.
Making a Change: Working With The Diana Award
To take aim at a happier and healthier online future, the team at Yubo decided to collaborate with The Diana Award foundation. The Diana Award was founded in honor of and in support of Diana, Princess of Wales. The foundation was created to foment a lasting legacy of kindness, something that Diana would have wanted.
The Diana Award has worked steadfastly to drive awareness toward the prevalence and corresponding fallout of online bullying and cyber harassment. Yubo and The Diana Award will work together on several levels to end online bullying through their platform. Included in the efforts will be integrated anti-bullying tips and studies integrated into the Yubo experience.
The Diana Award is uniquely focused on fostering a positive identity and outreach in individuals ages 9 to 25. Their efforts have led to some fruitful discoveries that have helped individuals push toward fostering a healthier future.
One study by The Diana Award revealed that parents were more worried about cyberbullying than in-class experiences. Another study revealed that nearly 60% of children were unwilling to bring their bullying issues to the attention of their guardians.