This New Internet Challenge Almost Cost A Boy His Life
If you have a kid who’s old enough to use the internet, then you should DEFINITELY take caution from the mom in this story who is BEGGING parents around the country not to let their children partake in this dangerous internet challenge.
The internet can be a very weird place, and people love watching videos of other people doing crazy things. We’re constantly coming up with weird new challenges for people to subject them to, and any kid with a cellphone and a YouTube account can make one. These challenges have included the Baby Food Challenge, The Ice Bucket Challenge, The Fire Challenge, and the Cinnamon Challenge.
The worst thing about these challenges is that the incentive to garner a high view count on Facebook and YouTube means that kids feel compelled to push the limits of safety and sanity in their videos to gain interest, so seemingly harmless challenges can become life-threatening risks. The challenge that recently almost ended one 14-year-old boy’s life and left him blind is the Escape Challenge, in which people duct tape their friends to a chair and challenge them to escape.