Gossipy, crass anonymous app lets you message nearby users. GameAdvice.org Gives This A 1/5 Overall Rating.
Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:
- App Play Simplicity: 4
- Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 4
- Amount of Sexual Content: 4
- Level of Bad Language: 5
- Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 4
- Amount of Consumerism: 3
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Some Things To Keep In Mind
Parents need to know that Yik Yak is a free, local social-networking app that lets users post “anything and everything” anonymously, including a lot of explicit content that’s clearly not for kids.Yik Yak users post brief, Twitter-like comments and photos, which are distributed to any 500 people using Yik Yak closest to them geographically (or more than 500 people, with in-app purchase).Yik Yak works via GPS to identify where the user is each time he or she opens the app and posts messages (called “yaks”) to other nearby users. People read and “upvote” or “downvote” other people’s posts to rate them. Message content ranges from simple questions (“Where are all the spring breakers?”), personal opinions, and local information to negative messages aimed at specific people, sexually explicit messages, and posts about seeking or using drugs and alcohol. In 2015, the app began allowing photo messages as well. Unless the user’s location is toggled off for each post, it can be seen by others. According to Yik Yak’s terms, users must be at least 17, although there’s no age verification on the app itself (there’s an initial content warning on the iTunes App Store that requires users to confirm they’re 17 by tapping OK; there’s no verification or warning on Android devices). Bottom line: Yik Yak is not appropriate for kids.
Yik Yak is a Social Networking app that is designed for those 18. The app has an overall rating of 1 out of 5 and a learning rating of out of 5.
Yik Yak is available for Free ($.99 to $4.99 in-app purchases) On The Following Devices:
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The Support Level for Yik Yak is about a out of 5.
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