Yik Yak: A New Platform for Cyberbullying

Yik Yak’s sought to be an anonymous bulletin board for college students, yet it looks more like a tool for cyberbullying in middle schools and high schools across the nation.

Yik Yak is a 4-month-old application that uses locations to connect users to nearby users and creates an anonymous social chat room. On Yik Yak, users are limited to 200 characters, no pictures are allowed, and there are no usernames required. Yik Yak is essentially a blank canvas where users can write whatever they want about whomever they want and have no fear about their identity being exposed.

Yik Yak Features

Here is an overview of Yik Yak, which allows you to see the annonymous bulletin board and location

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