Y is for...YouTube and Yik Yak

Yik Yak: Originating in the states, Yik Yak is an anonymous gossip app which allows users to post messages that can only be seen to other users within a very small geographical radius. This app has been popular among young people in the USA despite their terms only allowing over 17 year olds to use it. It is now starting to become popular in the UK.

YouTube: A social networking website where users can join for free and upload a video for all the world to see. It’s easy to procrastinate by falling into a YouTube wormhole and leaping from video to video. YouTube can be a useful source of instructional videos, information and of course amusing cats!

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Written by E-safety Support on May 08, 2014 15:28


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