Parents Be Warned, A New Social Media Challenge Is Putting Kids in The Hospital

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There’s no denying the popularity of social media these days. Everywhere you look there’s someone looking down at their phones. And many of them are teenagers. In fact, 92% of teens report going online every single day, mainly on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.
Now, specialists have often warned about the many risks of teens using on social media excessively. But can young people actually get physically hurt because of it?
Well, the shocking answer is yes. A new challenge that is spreading like fire on social media is landing teens in the hospital room. Known as the “salt and ice challenge,” the challenge involves young people testing themselves to see how resistant they are to pain by combining salt and ice on their skin.
The effect is not only painful, but it is also extremely dangerous. Doctors warn that putting ice and salt together on the skin can cause second-degree burns similar to frostbite. What’s more, those doing this might not even realize what is going on until it’s too late and the damage has already been done.
Make sure to share this important information with all of your friends and family so that more people are aware of the risks.