‘Skull breaker Challenge’-the fatally dangerous trend on TikTok!
There is a new trending challenge called Skull breaker challenge which is sweeping the TikTok app. But it is extremely dangerous and could be fatal as well. Doctors are warning about it and parents are worried knowing the severe harm it can cause to their kids. But are the kids listening?
What is a Skull Breaker Challenge?
This Challenge started in Spain. Two Spanish students began it. They would execute this move with an unsuspecting third participant and film the whole episode and post it online in their TikTok account.
Firstly, the three individuals would stand in a row with the unsuspecting person in the center. They would then together jump in the air simultaneously. But while the central person is in the air, the two on the sides kick inwards so that the middle person gets knocked off his feet and lands straight on his head.
Additionally, it is called Rompecráneos which is a Spanish word for Skull cracker.
The danger of this trending TikTok game
This challenge was picked up by other TikTok users and became a craze. But the outcome was obvious and seen soon. Many kids suffered injuries to their head, neck, and wrists due to the fall. The injuries were grave and two children in the United States of America had to get admitted in hospital for it.
There is one video from Colombia which had gone viral. It shows how a person get be grievously hurt due to the stunt. In the video, three students are performing the challenge on the ground of the school. And as the stunt progresses, the student in the middle falls on the back of his head and is seriously hurt due to it. The video is no more on the social media and Twitter has an archived copy of it. The school administrators also condemned the video on the social media.
COMUNICADO OFICIAL 2/5 pic.twitter.com/dYH3MhE4LA
— Santo Tomás Aquino (@CSTAquino) February 4, 2020
The school’s statement in English reads:
“Recently, a video has been made viral on social networks, in which some baccalaureate students of our institution are exposed, making a game where the … physical integrity of one of the young people would allegedly be put at risk. In the aforementioned video, the badge of the College is clearly distinguished, whose symbol represents the institutions.”
The school did not report any injuries to the student but have raised an alarm at the trend. The school added:
“The parties involved (the students with their respective representatives) were summoned to the Directorate of the College to initiate the corresponding procedures, attached to the relevant legal provisions.”
The concern of doctors and parents and the spread of the trend
Doctors are warning about the fatality associated with this stunt. Parents have also expressed their shock and concern on it. The above Colombian school also released the above statement on 4 February 2020 to make people aware of the dangers of the trending challenge.
But despite all of the above, the trend has spread further to involve countries of the Middle East and Asia. US is also seeing a rise in these types of videos. Parents whose kids got injured in the act are now uploading their injured kid’s photo on Facebook with warning messages for other children and parents.
Parental warnings on skull breaker challenge
A mother from Arizona Valerie Hodson wrote on her Facebook:
“I really contemplated posting this, but I feel there needs to be awareness of this malicious cruel viral prank. He landed hard flat on his back and head, as he struggled to get up he lost consciousness, he fell forward landing on his face. The school monitor ran to his side, all the while the 2 boys were snickering and laughing as his stiff unconscious body lay on the asphalt. Fast forward at the hospital, he has a head injury, stiches [sic] in his face, severe cuts inside his mouth and 2 front teeth I have to keep on eye on. This apparently is a Tik Tok viral prank being filmed and gaining likes on social media.”
TikTok has removed these videos and are doing their bit to stop these dangerous pranks.
Source: Yahoo Lifestyle