Who Protects Kids From Anonymous Cyber Threats & Cyberbullying?

TechCrunch – Kenneth A. Linzer

Anonymous messaging apps, including Yik Yak, Whisper and Secret, have become a disturbing element of the cyber landscape. These anonymizing apps are quickly becoming a fact of life for schools, parents, children and many other groups in our present day social media scene.

Yik Yak, which received $62 million from Sequoia last month, and similar anonymizing apps have been blamed for school closures, threats to otherwise peaceful neighborhoods, and yet unidentified risks to our society. Yik Yak has a limited geographic perimeter of 1.5 miles and was designed for college-age users on college campuses as a virtual bulletin board. However, it’s been used by those much younger and less mature. Read More