Research + News | Topic: Viral
Feb 26, 2020
‘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.
Feb 26, 2020
Arkansas Mother Upset Teenager Injured In ‘Skullbreaker Challenge’
The “skullbreaker challenge” is spreading through the internet. View the video here.
Feb 14, 2020
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.
Jan 24, 2020
Teens Urged Not To Participate In Popular Social Media Challenge
The #outletchallenge on the TikTok app presents significant electrical hazards. Read the article here.
Sep 16, 2019
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.
Jun 17, 2019
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.
Apr 26, 2019
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.
Apr 25, 2019
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.
May 10, 2018
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.
Apr 3, 2018
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.