Research + News | Topic: Viral
Mar 25, 2022
TikTok Trend Misfires After Teens Trying #OrbeezChallenge Charged With Aggravated Assault
The trend encourages people to use airsoft guns to shoot the small gel beads at people nearby. Read the article here.
May 25, 2021
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.
Dec 21, 2020
‘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.
Dec 16, 2020
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.
Nov 2, 2020
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.
Oct 6, 2020
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.
Sep 21, 2020
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.
Sep 18, 2020
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.
Sep 11, 2020
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.
Jul 15, 2020
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.