Research + News | Topic: Viral

Police Arrest 150 ‘Unruly’ Teenagers After Thousands Gather For TikTok Star’s Birthday

More than 150 people were arrested after a crowd of around 2,500 assembled for a TikTok influencer’s birthday party in California’s Huntington Beach, creating a ruckus, including hurling fireworks and rocks at the police. Read the article here.

‘Want To Do The Spacegirl Dance With Me?’ How To Talk To Teens This Christmas

Between cancelled school formals and gap years, it’s a bleak time to be a teenager – but Nina Dillon Britton knows the right words to say. Read the article here.

Doctors Warn Teens Not To Try New ‘Scalp Popping’ TikTok Trend

A new TikTok trend has teens pulling their scalp in hopes of getting it to “pop.” Read the article here.

Defusing The “Benadryl Challenge”: Discussing Danger With Teens

The latest challenge in the news is the “Benadryl challenge” that appeared on TikTok. Read the article here.

In Wake Of “Benadryl Challenge” On TikTok, FDA Issues Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning about serious health problems with high doses of the allergy medicine Benadryl, after reports of teens participating in the so-called “Benadryl Challenge” on the social media platform TikTok. Read the article here.

How Quickly Can A Girl Go Viral On TikTok?

Teens are making it big overnight, but that kind of fame can be a mixed bag. Read the article here.

Do Viral Videos Really Tell You Anything About Today’s Teens?

Before social media, curious adults had to make do with dissecting the kids’ slang and fads from over their shoulders. Read the article here.

Teen Dies After Doing TikTok ‘Benadryl Challenge’ As Doctors Warn Of Dangers

A 15-year old girl from Oklahoma has reportedly died after taking an excessive amount of the anti-allergy medication Benadryl as part of a challenge on social media app TikTok. Read the article here.

Texas Teens Overdose On Benadryl After Following TikTok Video Challenge

Three teens were treated after ingesting excessive amounts of Benadryl thanks to a TikTok video encouraging them to take the over-the-counter medication. Read the article here.

‘Metabolism Drops’ Recall: What To Know About TikTok’s Latest Dangerous Trend

The maker of Metabolism Drops, Rae Wellness, has issued a recall after teens began promoting this weight-loss supplement on TikTok. Read the article here.