The contemporary social media world comes up with some bizarre challenges in the name of adventure almost every week or month. The latest of this is a “Skull Breaker Challenge” which has become a cause of concern for the parents. The challenge requires three persons to stand in a row; subsequently the two standing on the left and the right hand side jump and land safely on their legs. Then comes the dangerous part where the one standing in the middle jumps knowing or unknowing to the fact that he/she will be kicked on his/her leg while being in the air which will result into the his/her tripping on the ground without any support.
The social media sites are full of such videos which is scaring the teachers, parents and the government. “We have no clue how such strange challenges become a trend and we do not know how to stop it,” said a parent Ajanta News spoke to.
— anu sehgal (@anusehgal) February 15, 2020
It is indeed a cause of concern for the parents, primarily, for two reasons; first – as this may lead their so called adventurous child into the trouble of physical injury, and the second is the habit to participate such bizarre challenges at the cost of physical damage to their own body.
While speaking to Ajanta News, a mother of such a ‘social media active’ son expressed her worry for her son’s well-being. “The government must take stringent action against those who bring such bizarre challenges in trend on social media. The government must follow the hashtag to find out who’s the perpetrator behind this hazardous trend.” said the anger mother while speaking to Ajanta News.
Warning : Skullbreaker Challenge is trending I urge you all to show your children and parents and teach them this is really dangerous. It can break skull and can cause some serious problem.#skullbreakerchallenge pic.twitter.com/OQQ8idnbfA
— Simmi Ahuja (@SimmiAhuja_) February 15, 2020
The Doctors have also expressed concern over performance of Skull Breaker Challenge by kids or young ones as the tripping on hips or back may cause damage to their hip bones, ankle, back or in rare case to the skull as well. The doctors apprehend greater damage if repeated the challenge multiple times.
It’s undoubtedly true that the government has a new challenge to keep a watch on social media to identify the commitment of such illegal practices in the name of challenges. We haven’t forgotten the ‘Ki-Ki’ challenge yet where many social media freaks broke the traffic rules to complete the challenge. The government started penalising those found performing the challenge on the traffic rule bound streets.
The ‘Ki-Ki’ challenge has taken an exit now, however, the “Skull Breaker Challenge” has kicked-in concerning the parents and, school & government authorities. As a result, the authorities have issued an advisory requesting children to restrain from performing such challenges which can land them to hospitals. The parents and school staff including teachers have also decided to turn into vigilantes to keep a watch and intervene wherever necessary.