Teenagers are adopting TikToc channels that are downright dangerous. Remember when swallowing laundry detergent pods was a thing? Young teens died from the poison. Then there was the ‘Benadryl challenge’ where youngsters overdosed on the allergy medicine and yes, died.
The latest scary challenge doing the rounds in ‘Sleepy Chicken’… cooking chicken in NyQuil.
While that sounds dangerous and disgusting to most of us, teenagers’ brains aren’t fully developed yet — they don’t consider the consequences of their actions — so are susceptible to these social media dares.
“One social media trend relying on peer pressure is online video clips of people misusing nonprescription medications and encouraging viewers to do so too. These video challenges, which often target youths, can harm people — and even cause death,” warned the FDA.