The dangerous ‘Zoom Challenge’ putting kids at risk

·Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It’s the latest viral video sensation doing the rounds, but the Zoom Challenge definitely isn’t one to try at home, with the internet up in arms about the dangerous new trend.

With clips of the challenge flooding Youtube and Facebook, the Zoom Challenge sees people listening and dancing to the song Mickey by Lil Yachty.

The challenge sees someone being pulled abruptly off screen. Photo: Instagram/__itsalli
The challenge sees someone being pulled abruptly off screen. Photo: Instagram/__itsalli

With the lyrics “Trapping out the back streets, runnin’ through the packs like a track meet – ZOOM,” in the background, the video then sees the person abruptly yanked off screen.

While the trend is dangerous enough as it is with people seen bumping their heads on the ground as they’re suddenly pulled along, some of the videos have shown young children starring in the clips.

The challenge has seen hundreds of videos flooding social medai. Photo: Instagram/official.trez1
The challenge has seen hundreds of videos flooding social medai. Photo: Instagram/official.trez1

Comments on social media have seen some slamming parents filming their kids doing the challenge, saying it’s only a matter of time before a child gets seriously hurt.

Parents… what’s going on here 😩😂 cc: @meganryte

A post shared by HOT 97 (@hot97) on Jul 12, 2018 at 9:39am PDT

“Now let’s try this challenge with the parents,” wrote one. “Let see how funny that is.”

“Why they giving these babies whiplash?” commented another.

“This is child abuse,” added another Instagram watcher.


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