New Facebook Challenge Among Teens Takes Stupidity To DANGEROUS Level
A new trend is making the rounds and it’s proof that the Internet can be a really bad place, especially when parents aren’t present or haven’t done their job in raising kids with an ounce of common sense. Videos of children and teens participating in the Facebook “Fire Challenge” are circling around online, encouraging other non-thinking youths to do the same dangerous stunt all in the name of a good time.
The idea is simple, but deadly. Kids douse themselves in flammable fluid, then light their bodies on fire, before diving into a bath or pool of water to prevent the flames from taking hold and causing permanent damage. The possibility for error in this plan is so great, since it’s difficult to control nature, with how quickly and easy it is for fire to get out of control before someone can extinguish it.
“This is a stupid and dangerous craze. You’re almost certain to seriously injure yourself, and fire can easily spread to furniture and other flammable household items which is a risk to others,” a London Fire Brigade spokesman said.
Two brothers from the U.K., 9-year-old Tyler O’Connor and 11-year-old Shaun, tried it for themselves and are lucky to be alive today. The boys narrowly escaped serious maiming and injury, and now their parents are pleading for all videos promoting the terrifying craze to be removed from the Internet. More