TikTok’s Blackout Challenge Leads to Wrongful Deaths

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Written By Joyce VFM

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During the last few years, the TikTok Blackout Challenge has been a hugely popular game, with people taking part in the challenge in order to win prizes. However, a huge number of lives have been lost during the game. In fact, at least 80 people have died in the game.

At least 80 lives claimed back in 2008

During the first decade of its existence, the “Blackout Challenge” or “choking challenge” claimed at least 80 lives. Experts warn that it is a dangerous challenge that can lead to injury and even death.

TikTok, a social media platform, has promoted this dangerous challenge for years. It encourages children to hold their breath, or even choke themselves, until they pass out. It also warns users that they will get serious injuries if they participate.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that children have died after participating in the blackout challenge. Most of the deaths occur when the child engages in the choking game on their own.

The “Blackout Challenge” is now making rounds on TikTok. Several more children have died, including four under 12. The LA Times has reported that three children aged 10-14 have died while attempting the challenge. Other reports have found that fifteen children aged 12 or younger have died over the past 18 months.

Dr Nick Flynn, a general practitioner in Cork, Ireland, has warned that the blackout challenge can cause a number of injuries, including heart failure, cardiac arrest, and even death. He has also warned that it is important to remain vigilant.

Nylah Anderson was barely a teenager when she died as a result of attempting the blackout challenge on TikTok. She unintentionally hanged herself while attempting the challenge. Her mother was downstairs when she discovered her daughter hanging from a hanger in her closet. The mother administered CPR, but she was unable to save her daughter.

Dr Nick Flynn warned parents to remain vigilant against the blackout challenge. He explained that the brain does not receive enough oxygen. He also highlighted the danger of falling over when unconscious.

TikTok is known for its viral videos. But the company has taken no action to address the deadly challenge. In fact, the company claims that it has no liability in the deaths of children who were involved in the blackout challenge.

A group called ParentsTogether is calling on TikTok to change its practices. They have started a petition for mirror accounts and have called on the company to improve its parental monitoring features.

It’s not a safe place for kids

Earlier this week, TikTok, the popular social media app that’s known for its lip-synch videos, dance snippets, and whey protein exercises, took some heat for encouraging users to upload videos of themselves choking themselves to death. It’s a challenge that has caused the death of several children in recent months. And it’s not exclusive to TikTok.

It’s been reported that at least 80 children have died attempting the “blackout challenge” since it started making the rounds in 2008. Despite TikTok’s claims that it had no involvement in any of the deaths, the social media app is under attack for allowing such content to reach a young audience.

Although TikTok says it does not take any responsibility for any child’s death, it did take a few actions to protect kids. For one thing, it banned the Blackout Challenge. But TikTok did not inform users that the challenge was addictive.

TikTok also put Blackout Challenge videos on its “For You” page. This isn’t the first time that TikTok has taken steps to protect users. It has also prompted users to report content that promotes dangerous behavior. However, it can’t guarantee that it will remove such videos.

The CDC estimated that 82 minors died from the “blackout challenge” in 2008. That number has since grown to at least 20. However, kids have been killed from choking challenges long before the internet. The CDC studied several variations of the game, and found that it was already killing children as far back as 1995.

However, the blackout challenge is only one of the many dangers that kids face on social media. Other dangerous trends include sexting, sex games, and even vaccine challenges. Educating kids about these dangers is crucial. But how can you keep your kids safe online? Here are some tips.

First, teach your kids about the safest challenges. TikTok offers a number of tips to help parents assess if a challenge is safe. Similarly, parents can also talk with their kids about peer pressure online. By doing this, kids will be able to determine what is safe to do and what isn’t.

It’s a choking game

Besides being a popular social media app, TikTok is also famous for its challenges. These challenges include the Blackout Challenge, a choking game, and the Pass Out Challenge.

While most of these challenges are harmless, the blackout challenge is one of the most dangerous. It is known to cause serious injury, including fainting. Kids participating in the challenge often have their phones in their hands and may not have any safeguards in place.

The blackout challenge is one of the most dangerous games that a kid can play on TikTok. Kids are encouraged to try to pass out by choking themselves until they faint. The CDC estimates that 82 children died from choking games between 1995 and 2007. The game can cause severe headaches, bloodshot eyes, and neck marks. It also restricts the flow of oxygen to the brain.

While the Blackout Challenge has been around for years, it has recently been seen more often on TikTok. Kids participating in the challenge often have their phone in hand and often have a camera rolling.

TikTok has stated that they have no responsibility for child deaths. However, they are still responsible for removing content that glorifies dangerous behaviors. They also have a page describing the dangerous nature of challenges and how to report dangerous content.

There have been four children under the age of 12 who have died from participating in the Blackout Challenge. This is more than the number of deaths from the Pass Out Challenge. It is also more than the number of deaths from the Choking Game. The Blackout Challenge is not the only choking game out there. It also has its fair share of variations, such as the Space Monkey.

TikTok has been called a predator by the mother of a 10-year-old girl who died from attempting the Blackout Challenge. She has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company.

Another young person, a 12-year-old boy in Colorado, was hospitalized after participating in a dangerous trend on TikTok. He sustained serious brain injuries. His twin brother discovered him and brought him to the hospital.

It’s a wrongful death lawsuit

Several wrongful death lawsuits have been filed against TikTok, a social media app. The lawsuits claim that TikTok promoted the Blackout Challenge, which encouraged users to choke themselves. This challenge, also known as the “choking game”, has been a viral trend for years, and has led to several child deaths. In 2008, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that 82 children had died while attempting the blackout challenge.

In May, Tawainna Anderson filed a wrongful death lawsuit against TikTok. The lawsuit was filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. It alleged that TikTok exposed her daughter, Lalani Erika Walton, to dangerous content. During a 20-hour car ride, Lalani watched blackout challenge videos.

Her stepmother woke up to a locked room. The police officer told her that Lalani had been trying to join the Blackout Challenge. She said Lalani had a tablet and had been watching blackout challenge videos on repeat.

TikTok has refused to comment on ongoing litigation. Its attorneys argue that the state court has no jurisdiction over them. They also point to an earlier statement from TikTok that says it is not responsible for the Blackout Challenge. TikTok has pointed to pre-TikTok instances of children dying from choking games.

A 10-year-old girl in Italy died after participating in the Blackout Challenge. The girl’s mother, Lois Lee, is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention. She says that the blackout challenge has caused a series of deaths of children and adults. The CDC has issued warnings about the blackout challenge.

The families of two girls who died in 2021 have filed wrongful death lawsuits against TikTok. The lawsuits allege that the app’s algorithm recommended videos of the strangulation challenge. They also claim that the app was defective and failed to protect children from harmful content. TikTok has argued that the Federal Communications Decency Act protects it from lawsuits.

The families of Lalani Erika Walton and Arriani Jaileen Arroyo have also filed wrongful death lawsuits against TikTok. Walton and Arroyo died of choking injuries. The lawsuits claim that TikTok’s algorithms were defective, recommending videos of dangerous content.

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