Why Is the Yik Yak App Being Banned From Some Schools?

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The future of cyberbullying has arrived and it's about as bad as you'd expect...maybe even worse. The Yik Yak app allows users to share their thoughts anonymously to all users within a certain radius.

Of course, it can be used for good, and it sounds like the app's creators were hoping that's what people would be using it for, but guess what? People are jerks and this just allowed them to take their a**holishness to a whole new level.

"Nobody is taking H to prom because nobody has a forklift," one user wrote. Wow, a fat joke, how UNoriginal. Maybe nobody will take YOU to prom because you're freaking rude. Guess what, H can change their appearance, but your personality is here to stay and we'd take fat over that any day.

The bullying has gotten so bad, the app has already been banned from over 130,000 schools and the age requirements have been updated to 17+ to prevent elementary (they have iPhones?) and middle school students from using it. They are also trying to put stuff (technical term, there) in the software to help identify inappropriate content.

What do you guys think? Do you use Yik Yak? Think it should be banned...or that it's getting a bad rap? Sound off in the comments below.

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