Schools Ban 'Yik Yak' App to Thwart Cyberbullying
Parents, listen up. There’s a new app raising bullying concerns at schools across America. “Yik Yak” is an app that allows people to post anonymous messages online that are seen by others within a mile and a half radius.
Some schools have banned the app because of the high volume of trash talking among students. The app is supposed to be for people 17 or older, but there isn’t a reliable way to enforce it.
Tucker Carlson, today’s #oneluckyguy on Outnumbered, believes the bullying aspect may be overstated. However, he said the Internet on the whole allows for hostility and aggression among people.
“I think it sounds like kind of an awful app. And I’m not sure I’m for banning it, but I think I’m against it,” Carlson said.
Harris Faulkner weighed in, saying, “This allows children to be more anonymous in their ability to reach out and hurt somebody. […] It also teaches the child who’s being bullied that their voice gets even smaller.”
Hear what the rest of the Outnumbered hosts had to say in the clip above, and tell us what you think about this topic.