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Important message for ALL community members from our schools

Yik Yak is an app that was shut down in 2017 for extensive issues related to cyberbullying and harassment at schools and colleges around the country. Recently, it has returned and is gaining popularity in local towns. This app allows users to post anonymously within a five mile radius and can have a devastating impact on schools and the community. Schools and community members should be aware of its rising popularity, and users should know that police with the assistance of the FBI can often identify the sender of messages. One way to speak with kids about the potential harm of social media is to review a family technology agreement. Common Sense media provides a great template for this discussion, along with many other resources for families.