Dangerous TikTok challenges. Even for the lives of children

In the era of the pandemic, when many are turned to work from home, and otherwise in the time of information technologies and the Internet, many are focused on viral communications and entertainment. In addition to the fact that many younger generations grew up with mobile phones and computers, it is worth mentioning the various dangers that lurk. This is not an epochal discovery, but we need to raise awareness of the possible dangers, especially when it comes to children.

One of the most popular applications for young people, TikTok is specific for various challenges that should primarily be intended for entertainment. However, when things get out of control by adults, it can be very dangerous and even fatal. It is a challenge called the Blackout Challenge or Chock Challenge in which children have to chock themselves until they lose consciousness in order to respond to the challenge. Doctors have warned earlier that this trend could lead to fainting, brain damage, seizures, and even death. Unfortunately, that came true, because not so long ago, such an attempt to respond to the challenge led to the death of a ten-year-old girl in Italy. The unfortunate girl tied a belt around her neck, which led to her death. That is why the Italian data protection supervisory authority ordered TikTok to block access to users whose age cannot be confirmed after a ten-year-old girl accidentally died. Besides, Italy is one of the countries hardest hit by the corona virus, people are forced to sit at home and children want to have fun. All this is logical, but you often need to check what kind of content is offered to children in order to have fun or communicate. Aside from the danger of pedophiles actions and other dangers lurking.

TikTok is now urging its users to report people that are participating in the challenge in the hope it will stop it spreading online. You can do this by clicking the white arrow on the right-hand side of the video then hitting "Report". You can then select the category "Suicide, Self-harm and Dangerous Acts".

The Internet is a reality and one should be careful about everything that can reach children, the danger no longer lurks only on the street but also electronically. As in all previous generations, children are eager to prove themselves and have fun, they want to be seen and noticed, but that, if not supervised, can be expensive. This is perhaps, unfortunately, just an introduction to even more dangerous challenges to the health and lives of young people and children. That is why, despite the many problems of today, and we know that there are many of them, we should pay more attention to what children have fun with while collecting viral reviews, likes, comments and the like.

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