What is the "Blackout" challenge in Tik Tok that is endangering children

What is the "Blackout" challenge in Tik Tok that is endangering

Yesterday, a 13-year-old from Lushnja was found hanging in his room by his parents. The first suspicions of the police were that the juvenile hanged himself while performing a challenge in the Tik-Tok video application called "Blackout".

Most of the challenges in Tik Tok are harmless and fun, but Blackout is not one of them.

The "game" requires the participant to tighten a rope around the neck in order to lose consciousness and the person will wake up a few moments later according to the challenge, but the cases they have tried have been fatal. We remember the tragedy in Italy, where a 10-year-old girl lost her life after trying to make this challenge.

Another case is a 12-year-old from Aurora, Colo who, after a "battle" of 19 days in hospital with death, lost his life due to the "Blackout" challenge.

The Chinese company Tik-Tok has reacted after these serious events by declaring:

"We do not allow content that encourages or promotes dangerous trends that could lead to such fatalities. Our teams are constantly working to identify and eradicate such trends from Tik Tok."