How to join
Go to our Facebook page and send us a message with the word 'join'.
How we'll protect your data
U-Report will ask for your age, gender and county to register you. We’ll hold all your personal data securely and won’t share it with anyone else. Your answers to the weekly questions will be completely anonymous and presented alongside those of other young people on the U-Report website.
We will never ask for any personal or identifiable details such as your full name, date of birth, address or email address. If you ever receive a message asking for any of this details please contact us immediately on 0300 330 5580.
Using social media
Messages sent via Facebook are subject to their
comfortable with how Facebook will store and use your information.
How old do I have to be?
You have to be 13 or over to use U-Report, in line with data protection regulations in the UK.
How can I opt-out?
You can opt-out at any time by sending us the word ‘leave’ or ‘exit’.
Will you share my details with a third party?
We take your confidentiality and anonymity very seriously and will only ever pass on your message to a third party if you were to contact us and tell us that you or someone else was in danger or risk of serious harm. We will try to talk to you about this first and will support you to find the organisation who can best help you.
Where can I go for help?
If it is an emergency and you or someone else is in immediate danger, please contact the Police on 999.
If you are in need of help because you are being hurt or harmed, or feeling upset or unhappy, we want to guide you towards the right support at the exact time you need it. You have a right to be protected. U-Report does not have trained staff but there are a number of organisations that can assist you. For confidential support and advice, please contact ChildLine:
- 0800 1111
Bullying - http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/advice/children-young-people/
Sexual exploitation - https://ceop.police.uk/Safety-Centre/How-can-CEOP-help-me-YP/
Mental Health - http://www.youngminds.org.uk/for_children_young_people
LGBT - http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice
I have another question
- By telephone: 0300 330 5580 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)
- By text message: 07860027540 (UK residents only)*