There’s A New Tik Tok Challenge Out There And It’s Dangerous
We've all heard of these challenges that pop up online. Idiotic things that kids are challenged to take part in and the scary part is that most are dangerous.
Remember the one where kids would lay in the middle of the road? Or the one where kids would eat Tide pods? This one caused kidney damage in some kids, chemical burns and some lung problems.
Well, the latest is the "Benadryl Challenge" that entices kids on the Tik Tok app to ingest excessive amounts of Benadryl. The dose recommended is enough to cause hallucinations and could have serious consequences. These challenges are recorded and then posted online.
According to Newsweek,com, a 15 year old from Oklahoma died from allegedly taking part in this idiotic "Benadryl Challenge. others have been hospitalized.
They say our brains aren't fully developed until we are 25 years old, which is why parents need to monitor and discuss these things with their kids. I'm not saying banning Tik Tok or other sites like it. These sights aren't all bad but pose easy access to kids.
What can parents do? Acknowledge peer pressure. "Do you really think doing something that stupid is a good idea?" When I was a kid my parents often said "If they jumped off a bridge, would you too?"
Stay somewhat up to date on what's going on. Engage your kids in conversation about what other kids are doing. Sometimes kids are more apt to discuss what their friends or other kids are doing.