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Tik Tok Challenges

Challenges on social media platforms, such as Tik Tok, come in many different forms. Some are harmlessly fun, some are unkind to others and some can be very harmful if taken too far. For those who are not familiar with social media challenges, these challenges are created by users and then recreated by followers. The person posting the challenge places a hashtag in the comment section that helps people find others participating in the same challenge. These challenges have become very popular and many have gone viral. Parents should be aware and do their research when it comes to trendy ways teenagers are using their social media accounts. Be aware of challenges like the “New Teacher Challenge,” which has poked fun at people with disabilities. The “Benadryl Challenge,” which includes overdosing on allergy medicine, contributed to the death of a teenage girl in Oklahoma last week. In order to help parents stay up to date and knowledgeable about what their children are being exposed to, click HERE to learn more about Tik Tok on Common Sense Media.