(WMC-TV) – At least one Mid-South school district is having problems with a new app that brings cyber bullying to a whole new level.
Last week, the superintendent of Oxford School District sent a letter to the editor of the Oxford Eagle warning parents about Yik Yak.
Oxford School District Supt. Brian Harvey says the Yik Yak app allows students within a five-mile radius to send and post messages to the app anonymously. In doing so, he says kids are getting their feelings hurt.
"The app's promise of being anonymous has opened up a Pandora's box of trouble for our high school: malicious comments, hurtful statements, and untruths posted anonymously by our students and others in the community. These posts are vicious and hurtful, and there is no way to trace their source," the letter to the editor said. Read the full letter here.
We have no reports involving this app. Also, cell phone use is not allowed during school. We don't have any knowledge of what students are doing in their free time.