By Mumtaz Moosa Saley
Not to sound like a typical mother but it is appalling what children are doing on social media these days! Sure, everybody wants to be famous, but it gets real serious, real fast when it becomes too dangerous.
Remember in 2018 when we saw teens eating laundry detergent capsules as part of a challenge? Well, lo and behold, 2020 has brought on the "Skull Breaker Challenge" via "Tik Tok." This new viral video trend that has proven to be fatal.
The challenge originated in Spain and which sees 3 people standing in a row, with the middle participant jumping straight up in the air. Once the middle person is in the air the people on either side then kick the feet of the jumping person, causing them to lose balance and fall to the ground; landing on their back.
The danger is literally in the name of this challenge, and should not be taken lightly. Not only can the person be afflicted with severe and life-changing injuries like fractured skulls, neck injuries and bleeding on the brain which could lead to paralysis, brain damage or prove fatal.
TikTok has reported saying that they promote safe online use, and are trying to remove as many of the videos as possible.
Let's talk to our children and educate them on the correct use of social media.