Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Parents alert! These are the 3 most dangerous TikTok challenges for your kids

tiktok popularization It has been mired in controversy almost since its inception. Throughout this time, as a result of its growth during the quarantine, there have been many experts who have warned parents of the harmful effects of the abusive use of this social network.

But its risks lie not only in the (increasing) frequency with which young people resort to this application, but also in the consequences for their declining health and integrity. Traps of Tiktok: Challenges or Challenges,

Adventure challenges disguised as sports to gain more followers or challenge friends, some exercises that have gone viral on this social network, pose a real danger especially to minorsAs stated by Kelly Spina, founder of the Mental Health Clinic in Briarcliff (New York, USA) in an article in the magazine psychology today,

3 TikTok is the most risky challenge for kids

these are some challenges, challenges o the challenges (in English) which have become the most viral Among youths who use TikTok daily and who pose a greater risk to the integrity and health of minors:

  • ‘Blackout Challenge’, On social networks they call it a game, but the truth is that it has nothing to do with leisure. this challenge, the blackout challenge (the ‘blackout challenge’ in Spanish) involves holding your breath for as long as possible until you can’t take it anymore and you pass out. This is not a new ‘challenge’, as there are users who have been practicing it since 2008, but it started becoming popular a few months ago. Of course, the consequences can be fatal. In fact, there have already been 15 cases of minors who have died from ‘challenged unconsciousness’, such as the famous case of 12-year-old Archie Battersby.
  • ‘Orbeez Challenge’ ,Orbiz Challenge, At first glance, this is childish; But its impact has been somewhat disastrous, especially in New York (USA). water in the pistol or airsoft of Orbeez; Colored gel balls that swell when in contact with water. Although they are fake bullets that do not cause pain on impact, they create panic in the population, as part of the challenge consists of shooting left and right. There have already been complaints from neighbors and drivers who reported receiving such bullets in cities such as Tampa (Florida), Baltimore (Maryland) or Philadelphia.
  • ‘Invisible Challenge’, No, it’s not a magic trick or disappearing in front of the camera. It’s a challenge through which TikTok users use a filter called ‘invisible body’ that removes (or blurs out) everything that is identified as skin. Until then, anything goes; The problem came when some instigators of the social network challenged their followers to use it while completely naked. This has led some people to invert the filter, which is what the person using it is actually able to see. naked. An opportunity cyber criminals don’t want to miss,

“He has falsely promoted his own video which includes Links to ‘unfilter’ invisible filters“, explains Spina in his article. In this way, by clicking on the link, computer criminals gain access to all kinds of secret user data (passwords, credit card numbers…).

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