Yik Yak blocked at 85 percent of nation's high schools

Friday, March 28, 2014

The makers Yik Yak, a smartphone app blocked in Chicago earlier this month, have extended the block to many of the nation's high schools and middle schools following a bomb scare at a California high school.

Children are not ready for the responsibility of anonymity, the makers of Yik Yak have concluded.

Orange County Sheriff’s deputies were monitoring the increasingly popular social media app called Yik Yak, which allows users to post anonymously, not even requiring email accounts to sign in, on March 6 when they discovered the bomb threat against San Clemente High.

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