The desire to do viral on TikTok can cost people their lives, as indicated by Indonesian authorities who alerted parents about a challenge that is going viral within the Chinese social network.
In June, the media in that country reported the death of two teenagers in Bandung, West Java, who tried to jump on a car to fulfill what they call the challenge of ‘Angel of Death’.
The challenge of ‘Angel of Death’ consists of running and jumping in front of a moving vehicle, being completed if the vehicle stops before hitting the person. For attempting this dangerous challenge, the teenagers presented skull injuries.
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This trend on TikTok dates back to a few years ago, but it gained popularity last year when he took the life of a 13-year-old boy who attempted the challenge with eight other teenagers. Three of them were hit by the moving truck, one person was killed and others were injured.
Dangerous challenges on TikTok
These unfortunate events are added to others challenge that take place within the social network owned by ByteDance that has claimed the lives of several people.
Recently, it became world news the death of a 12-year-old boynamed Archie Battersbee who died from a viral challenge known as blackout challenge. The video that the boy intended to replicate consisted of recording himself while holding his breath until he passed out.
2 years ago it was announced Benardyl Challenge, where users had to take a large amount of benadryl, an antihistamine used to treat allergies, so that hallucinations are produced and then post the reactions on the social network. for this challenge the death of a teenage girl was recorded 15 years old in Oklahoma, United States.