TikTok ‘Skull Breaking Challenge’
Written by 1.02010 on February 21, 2020
Doctors have issued a warning about a new TikTok challenge that could lead to serious injury or death. The ‘Skull Breaker Challenge’ began in Spain where two TikTok users filmed themselves performing a harmless prank with a third participant. The challenge requires the two people on the side to kick the person in the middle off their feet. This can cause injuries to the head, neck, and wrist and so far, two children from the US have landed in the hospital. Dr. Nathan Richards, internal medicine and a pediatric specialist at Ohio State said the dangerous challenge can lead to fatal injuries: ‘It can be associated with a variety of serious and even life-threatening injuries including, but not limited to, bruising, hematoma, skull fracture, neck strain, neck fracture, concussion and long term complications of concussion, bleeding in or around the brain, loss of consciousness, paralysis, and death.’ A spokesperson of TikTok said safety is their main priority after multiple parents came forward about their children sustaining injuries due to the challenge.