Social media hosts various challenges every now and then where people complete a task and upload the video online. A few of the more popular social media challenges in recent times have been the #KikiChallenge, #BroomChallenge and #BottleCapChallenge.
Now, a new challenge has taken over social media platforms, especially TikTok. However, the new ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’ is going viral for all the wrong reasons.
In the challenge, three people stand side by side in a row. Now, the person standing in the middle jumps off, while the other two standing on the side kick the leg of the jumping person, making him/her fall. The aim of this bizarre challenge is to make the jumper fall on his or her back, hard enough to cause severe head injuries.
While teenagers may find it funny and intriguing, parents and adults are concerned about the consequences of the challenge. Several kids have been hurt due to this Skullbreaker Challenge, causing concerns among their parents.
A lot of parents took to Twitter to share their issues with the viral TikTok trend. A twitter user wrote, “This is the skull breaker challenge. Please please PLEASE don’t do this… People have died from this (I cut the video I received from another mum). Why do kids do these stupid things?”
This is the skull breaker challenge. Please please PLEASE don’t do this People have died from this (I cut the video I received from another mum)
Why do kids do these stupid things pic.twitter.com/WNgn2HcPTp
— ♔ Jennifer ♔ (@britishchickAD) February 14, 2020
Another mother pointed out, “It is unbelievable how stupid and dangerous this #skullbreaker challenge trending on #TikTok is. Fully deserving of a Darwin Award https://darwinawards.com As parents, and physicians who see the end result of actions like this, we need to raise awareness and stop it now.”
— Nicole Wong 王晓庭 (@nicolewong89) February 14, 2020
Here’s what other parents have to say:
Warning : Skullbreaker Challenge is trending I urge you all to show your children and parents and teach them this is really dangerous. It can break skull and can cause some serious problem.#skullbreakerchallenge pic.twitter.com/OQQ8idnbfA
— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) February 15, 2020
I hope that Malaysian will never do that.
NON-SENSE. RIDICULOUS. STUPID.
Ada perempuan Brazil dan lelaki US dah meninggal. pic.twitter.com/1l0oAZnTEu
— Huzaifah Omar (@huzaifahomar_) February 14, 2020
These Dumb kids and the skull breaker challenge. They are unable to see the dangers of this prank. Foolish generation they can’t think at all. Why would anyone want to hurt their friend. They are being tricked by evil spirits pic.twitter.com/rHP9AVzQpB
— Jermaine Wallace (@omarjwallace) February 17, 2020
Skull breaker challenge on tik tok. FFS what is up with people. If you don't know what it is Google it. And warn your children if they are challenged to it, tell them to say no it could kill them. Friends don't do that shit bullies do.
— Sweary Unicorn (@swearyshau) February 17, 2020