From fun to fatal: experts warn against harmful social media challenges


Impressionable young minds are more inclined to follow a trend or fad on social media because they don’t want to feel left out, according to Nasrudin. — Dreamstime/TNS

Eating laundry detergent, driving a car while blindfolded and consuming excessive amounts of allergy medication – these are just some of the reckless social media challenges that have made headlines.

Though doctors and safety officials have pleaded with the public not to participate in such challenges, many ignored the warnings and harmed not just themselves but sometimes others too.

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