Skip Challenge first became a challenge on social media back in the late 1990's. But, like a lot of things that we read and see on social media that are stupid and awful, this one has reared it's ugly head once again. Please talk to your kids about this very dangerous video challenge before it's too late.
The challenge, also known as the
Pass Out Challenge, involves several people pressing their hands down on a persons chest while they are standing against a wall. The object is to press on their chest until they pas out. Yes, pass out. All while making a video to post on social media.
According to Slamet Budiarto, of the Indonesian Doctors Association,
Such attempts are very dangerous because it cuts the blood supply to the brain, causing oxygen deprivation...It can stop the brain from functioning, leading to seizure, stroke, coma and even death.