Parents Should Warn Their Children About the TikTok "Skull Breaker" Challenge

February 26, 2020
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A new social media challenge is hurting kids and causing hospitalization in some cases, according to Lifehacker. The "Skull Breaker" challenge is a prank on video-sharing site TikTok that affects those who don't even know what it is. Two people ask a third to jump, but as the third person is jumping, the other two trip them, causing a fall. Thirteen-year-old Kathleen DeJesus had it happen to her. "I was thinking, like, I feel like I was going to die,” DeJesus said. “I was paralyzed. I fell, I had a concussion, and I was numb, I couldn’t feel my legs, my foot, my hands, nothing." The teenager said, "I just feel like it needs to stop, because it's getting out of hand." Video clips urging people not to do the challenge are on the rise, and TikTok said in a statement, “the trend in question is a violation of our guidelines, so we remove the content when it’s reported.” Because the person who gets hurt in the challenge doesn't know what's coming, Lifehacker suggests warning children and having them beware of those who say they want to do a jumping challenge.