I am shaking my head on another challenge being circulated on social media – the ‘Hot Water Challenge’. Seriously – how can some people be so irresponsible.
This dangerous challenge is made popular by social media. The challenge asks participants to take a container of hot, boiling water and throw it on an unsuspecting person or drink it. Many times this challenge is captured on video and uploaded onto YouTube.
Sadly, 8-year-old Ki’ari Pope from Florida died in July after drinking boiling water through a straw. She did this on a challenge from her cousin.
On August 6th, 11-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt, from New York, was severely burned when her friends allegedly poured scalding hot water on her during a sleepover. She is in serious but stable condition at a hospital. Her face, neck, and shoulders are severely burned.
This horrible challenge needs to stop. Parents talk to your kids.