THE MOST DANGEROUS ONLINE CHALLENGES
With the internet close at hand, there are a number of dangerous challenges that teens run against one another simply for entertainment. Many parents warn their children about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Fewer parents, though, know that they should also warn against socalled "games" that are so risky.
Kylie Lip Challenge
The “Kylie Lip Challenge” involves grabbing a shot glass and putting your lips inside it and then sucking as hard as you can. It artificially plumps your lips and the results are startling and dangerous. Experts say the shot glass can break under the pressure, resulting in broken blood vessels, requiring stitches.
Fill a condom with water like a balloon and tie the end, then have one teen drop the condom on another teen’s head while recording the entire thing. While some of the results are funny, this challenge has led to hospitalisations.
The Duct Tape Challenge
A group ducts tape a friend, sometimes to a pole and sometimes simply standing up with their arms incapacitated. The taped teen will then try to break free. This challenge recently caused one teen to fall and hit his head on a window, leading to a brain aneurysm.
The Cinnamon Challenge
This challenge has been circulating for a few years and requires the teen to swallow a spoonful or more of cinnamon without drinking any water. The challenge can cause respiratory and throat issues or even things like a collapsed lung and choking.
The Choking Game
The “game,” which involves teens choking each other to reduce oxygen to the brain until the teen faints, has been coming around again recently. There have been enough deaths that Lifetime released a movie to bring more awareness to the dangers.
This trend had teens participating in anonymous chat rooms that reveal random people on the other side of the webcam. The game exposes teens to predators, sudden nudity, and other things that put them in danger.
The Car Surfing Challenge
In this challenge, a teen “surfs” on the roof, bumper, or hood of a car. This game has led to multiple deaths and many horrible injuries.
The Salt and Ice Challenge
Teens put salt in their hands and then add ice cubes and close their fists around it. The teen who holds the mixture the longest and endures the most pain, wins. Result? Second and third-degree burns.
The Eyeballing Challenge
Teens take a shot of hard liquor…into their eye socket. This can cause cornea scarring, swelling, irritation, and plenty of other issues.
Teens are taking the vampire movie rage too far by actually biting one another like a modern-day hickey. There are plenty of risks from these bites.
The Snorting Challenge
Teens challenge one another to snort a variety of things into their nose and pull it out from mouth. Items used include condoms, balloons, string, etc. This can
lead to choking and death.
The Ice Bucket Challenge
While the challenge was created to raise awareness to the ALS Associaton, some teens have taken it too far. Instead of just dumping a bucket of water over someone, some teens have chugged alcohol before doing so or overdone the amount of water and ice. As a result, teens have been knocked out, knocked over, and even got into shock.
The Cold Water Challenge
This challenge is similar to the ice bucket challenge, but it has its differences. Instead of dumping water over their heads, teens jump into cold bodies of water. Submerging into cold water can lead to hypothermia and other illnesses. One teen in Minnesota partook of the challenge alone and ended up drowning.
The Fire Challenge
Instead of using water, some teens put flammable liquid on themselves and then light a match. Hazards are obvious and range from serious second and third-degree burns, and death.
The Ghost Pepper Challenge
These peppers, also called Bhut jolokia, are the hottest in the world. Teens stick the pepper in their mouths and record their reactions. This leads to excruciating pain in the mouth, but some people also get worse reactions. It can cause nausea, vomiting, and a trip to the hospital.