Research + News | Topic: Viral

‘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.

Arkansas Mother Upset Teenager Injured In ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’

The “skullbreaker challenge” is spreading through the internet. View the video here.

Teens Warned About Dangerous Social Media Jumping Challenge

Called the “Skullbreaker Challenge,” authorities and parents are warning teenagers that the new social media craze, made popular on Tik Tok, could cause serious damage to participants. Read the article here.

Teens Urged Not To Participate In Popular Social Media Challenge

The #outletchallenge on the TikTok app presents significant electrical hazards. Read the article here.

The Teens Have Found A New Ill-Advised Viral Trend

Putting glue above your upper lip in order to make your lips look plump? Read more about the trend here.

Activist Campaigns Have Unforeseen Negative Impact On Teens

New research suggests such campaigns can harm vulnerable populations in ways not yet fully understood. Read the article here.

Move Over Tide Pods: There’s A New ‘Shell On’ Teen Challenge In Town

Teenagers are eating banana peels, candy wrappers and more in a new viral competition dubbed the “shell on challenge.” Read the article here.

13 Online Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About

From the Momo Challenge to the Mannequin Challenge, internet stunts can be funny — or completely frightening — for kids. Read this post from Common Sense Media here.

The Murky Facts Of The ‘Deodorant Challenge’ – And Other Viral Teen ‘Crazes’

Dumb and dangerous online teen challenges are repeat visitors to the news cycle. And they bring with them a whole world of factual murkiness. Read the article here.

Where’s Your Teen Sleeping? Check Chuck E. Cheese, then Walmart

Adventure seekers are hiding overnight in stores for ‘24-hour challenge’—and are really, really bored. Read the article here.