Skullbreaker craze: The vicious YouTube prank putting youngsters in danger
2 March 2020, 09:06
A new craze has been sweeping social media called "The Skullbreaker Challenge" and it's one all parents need to know about.
The challenge, also known as the Jump Trip Challenge, has caused serious injuries to the heads and backs of children and left them with broken bones.
It has been sweeping social media platforms YouTube and TikTok.
In the videos, three youngsters stand next to each other. The two on the outside jump as high as they can to show the middle person what to do. But when the middle person jumps, the other two sweep their legs away from them, causing them to fall sharply backwards.
A spokesperson for TikTok said: "We do not allow content that encourages, promotes, or glorifies dangerous challenges that might lead to injury and will remove any such reported content."
This is the skull breaker challenge. Please please PLEASE don’t do this 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 People have died from this (I cut the video I received from another mum)— ♔ Jennifer ♔ (@britishchickAD) February 14, 2020
Why do kids do these stupid things 😣 pic.twitter.com/WNgn2HcPTp
It’s called the #trippingjumpchallenge or the #skullbreakerchallenge. Call it what you may, it’s dangerous & potentially deadly & a SFL teen & her family are considering a lawsuit after she literally fell victim to this dangerous online “trend”.— Liane Morejon WPLG (@LianeWPLG) February 12, 2020
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Nick Ferrari thinks all parents need to warn their children about this dangerous craze.