13 crazy YouTube challenges kids are doing

Social media challenges could be daring your kids to take dangerous risks.

The risk of your kid doing a stupid dare is no longer limited to peer pressure at school. Any child with access to social media can be exposed to these sometimes gross, sometimes dangerous YouTube challenges that are trending online.

Childish (and sometimes harmful) dares are nothing new. For instance, “bloody knuckles” and “hand slaps” are pain-inducing games that kids and teenagers have been playing for years. But today, kids are performing increasingly dangerous challenges, then posting videos of the acts online in order to gain likes and views. The most recent one—the Tide Pod challenge is potentially deadly.

Here are some of the popular challenges kids are trying.

Hot Water Challenge

Any child with access to social media can be exposed to these trending #challenges.

 

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