What colleges should know about the new Yik Yak

From The Chronicle: “The social-media app Yik Yak, where users can post anonymous messages visible to anyone within a five-mile radius, returned on Monday after a four-year hiatus. And for some colleges, it was not welcome news. Yik Yak’s first iteration, popular with college students from 2013 to 2017, was fertile ground for cyberbullying, harassment, and even threats of bomb and gun violence. … This time around, the app features an extensive set of “Community Guardrails,” which set forth policies against bullying, bigotry, sexual harassment, privacy violations, and other inappropriate actions. There are also dedicated resource pages for mental health and staying safe.”

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