The risk of your kid doing a stupid dare is no longer limited to peer pressure at school. Any child with access to social media can be exposed to these sometimes gross, sometimes dangerous challenges that are trending online on platforms like YouTube and TikTok.
Childish (and sometimes harmful) dares are nothing new. For instance, “bloody knuckles” and “hand slaps” are pain-inducing games that kids and teenagers have been playing for years. But today, kids are performing increasingly dangerous and potentially deadly challenges, then posting videos of the acts online in order to gain likes and views.
Here are some of the popular challenges kids are trying.