Yik Yak and cyberbullying brought this high school to a halt

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    A screenshot of Yik Yak

    A screenshot of Yik Yak

    Bullying is as old as the one-room schoolhouse, but technology has changed the frequency and intensity of teasing. The posterchild for this is Yik Yak, an app which lets users within a certain radius share anonymous posts. It’s like Twitter, without having to own up to one’s tweets.

    Will Haskell was a student at Staples High School in suburban Connecticut when Yik Yak arrived, spread like wildfire, and nearly shut the place down.

    A version of this story originally appeared in New York Magazine.

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