HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — Recently a social media platform named “Yik-Yak” is causing Houston County parents to worry.

The Houston County Sheriff’s Department was at Rehobeth High School for extra security on Friday after a few students made some concerning comments Thursday night, springing officials into action to protect the students.

Parents were notified immediately and Superintendent Brandy White said this has been a problem throughout school systems all over.

He believes this is how bullying is fostered because of the anonymity of this social media platform and others. Monitoring children on social media platforms, to see what they are watching helps eliminate this, according to White.

“I strongly encourage parents to review your children’s’ social media platforms that they’re using, we’re doing everything we can to keep the children safe,” White said.

White hopes the added precautions will ease parents concerns so they understand that Houston County Schools are safe.