Thursday, October 22, 2015

Women's Groups Urge Colleges and Government to Rein in Yik Yak

By Peter Schmidt October 21, 2015 Washington Seventy-two women’s and civil-rights groups on Wednesday announced a campaign to enlist the federal government in pressuring colleges to protect students from harassment via anonymous social-media applications like Yik Yak. The groups have sent the U.S. Education Department a letter calling for it to treat colleges’ failure to monitor anonymous social media and to pursue online harassers as a violation of federal civil-rights laws guaranteeing equal educational access. Read the article...

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