Some colleges have called for the banning of Yik Yak, is a hyperloca social media application in which users centered around a geographic area can post anonymously. They want to ban it because it can be used to do a lot of positive things, but also some negative ones, like posting threats and racial slurs. Or conspire in terrorist acts, logically.
Before academia should ban for all to protect a few, there needs to be a
broader, more systematic analysis of Yik Yak's postings rather than assuming the worst, write scholars in Computers in Human Behavior.
In a modern world where students need to be protected from language, why allow profanity?