Parent reviews for Yik Yak

Common Sense says

Gossipy, crass anonymous app lets you message nearby users.
Based on our expert review

Parents say

age 18+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 1 review
Adult Written bydavidh3 November 29, 2014

CYBER BULLYING APP BEWARE!!!!

Spoken to friends who have had awfull annonymous messages sent to a huge amount of users of this app about their 16yr old daughter and they cant be traced..
DONT USE... TOTALLY AWFULL MESSAGES AND PEOPLE AGREEING TO MEET OTHERS ARE NOT WHO THEY SAY THEY ARE!!!!

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Adult Written bymkholmgreen November 3, 2014

Yik Yak promotes bigotry

If I could give Yik Yak zero stars, I would. Yik Yak deletes any comments raising awareness about “tough” issues such as rape, racism, sexual harassment, et cetera. While this app has the potential to be a platform for expression, Yik Yak promotes bigotry and hinders progression in furthering equal rights for genders and races. While Yik Yak deletes any comments (within seconds) that call attention to the issues of rape or violent hate crimes in our culture, it does not delete comments that further the negative stereotypes about genders and races. By doing this, Yik Yak robs its users of a basic, fundamental right: freedom of speech. This app could serve as a place for people who are victim of these negative stereotypes and inequality to have a place where they can speak up and not face serious consequences (violence) for expressing and standing up for themselves; instead, Yik Yak encourages bullies and bigots to insult people without consequence and hinder social progression towards human equality. I’m not saying Yik Yak should delete offensive comments, I’m saying Yik Yak shouldn’t delete the ones that actually could make a difference in this world and make people think twice about the society they’re living in. I sure hope someone actually sees this review before Yik Yak finds some way to delete this, too.