Social media challenges are all the rage right now. Often, new challenges go viral, enticing thousands of young people to join in.
Some of these challenges are endearing and raise money for a good cause. Others, however, could be outright dangerous.
The Dangers of Social Media Challenges
For those of you still determined to allow your kids 24/7 access to their own smartphone, please be aware of an app called Tik Tok. One of the more recent social media challenges that have gone viral on Tik Tok is called the eye bleach challenge. Those accepting the challenge are supposed to grab any number of different ingredients, including bleach, mix it up in a plastic bag, and hold it against one eye until the eye changes colors.
This challenge, thankfully, was a fake, and an insanely dangerous joke that received 300 thousand likes in the very first week. Start asking your kids questions about some of these challenges, and challenge them about the wisdom of such things. In doing so, you’ll be keeping an eye out for your kids, while also keeping them from taking an eye out.
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