“Dangerous TikTok ‘Skull-breaker challenge,’ Causes child head injuries.” Seniors trick 14yr old. Ask her to jump for their video, Kick her legs out. She cracks her skull into The bathroom tile. Singapore police Wearing all black, Full face covering Riot gear mask. Musically counts down, Head and hands lilting, 4, 3, 2, 1. Officers record their own TikTok video Kick down classroom door. Tackle and drag The screaming seniors To the tune of Cutesy pop. Another 15 seconds Of fame.
*This story is derived from this ABC news article that I saw referenced on Reddit:
The article is not set in Singapore, and admittedly I do not know how popular TikTok is there. I also don’t know a lot about TikTok culture.
In the startling world of police responding to emerging threats towards young people in unpredictably creative ways I don’t think this is too far out of the question. Imagine a small town police chief, or just someone with a lot of free rein thinking about fighting fire with fire. Saying screw trying to put together educational videos these kids will never see, let’s get right to the source. Let’s tag the kids we’re arresting. Let their followers know directly what happens when you do this to your peers.
Again, horrible. Taking a TikTok of an arrest would not be a good idea. But it just feels like it’s going to happen.