Cyber-bullying is out of control. The New York Times reports on Yik Yak the latest App used on college campuses to bully, harass, shame, embarrass and (yes) threaten coeds, college professors and others. Yik Yak allows users of the app to post anonymously--without a profile. Yik Yak is sorted by small geographical spaces (for example, a college campus).
When showed what some of the students sitting in a large lecture hall had been texting about her during the lecture, Margaret Crouch, professor of philosophy at Eastern Michigan University said,“I have been defamed, my reputation besmirched. I have been sexually harassed and verbally abused. I am about ready to hire a lawyer.”