Here are breaches of trust, safeguarding, privacy and law. They expose kids to risks of online harm and discrimination.

Charities and public services must not share kids or encourage kids to share their troubles with social media and ad systems.

Social media only allow sites to use their embeds if sites respect terms regarding age limits, parental consent and data collection.

Had these organisations paid attention to the terms, they may have realised that what they were doing was wrong.

If you are distressed by any content, please seek support. The Samaritans are available on 116 123.

It's Not Okay

What is wrong with It's Not Okay?

It's Not Okay is a campaign website against Child Sexual Exploitation by Project Phoneix.

The website includes advice for Children and Young People

This includes a Videos section with a video about how young people have been supported by Project Phoneix

The website uses the Youtube embedded player in Privacy Enhanced Mode

Childline do something similar and thus much of the nature of concerns on the NSPCC page about the suitability of YouTube and this mode of player are true here too.

For instance, the player includes unnecessary and identifiable analytics requests

Also, and more significantly, the player is a promotion to a child interested in Child Sexual Abuse Exploitation to go to YouTube at that point in time.

This poses similar risks as the "Stop It Now!" risks, where video content that might be suitable for most, might not be in the best interests of a child in this situation and the project does not know what YouTube will recommend to the child.

Who are It's Not Okay?

This is where it gets a little confusing, their legal notice includes an email contact that doesn't work and the project does not clearly state what legal entity is responsible.

The project appears to be supported by a combination of local governement and policing bodies in and around Manchester

Raising the complaint

9th January 2023

A complaint was sent to the communications emails avalable on the site, including screenshots and details of identifiable analytics requests and the online safety concerns of promoting YouTube to a child at this point in time.

Is it fixed?

Not since last checked

Respones so far

Apart from a bounce back email indifcating their legal notice contact doesn't work, none.