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What Every Parent Needs To Know About The 'hot Water Challenge'

What Every Parent Needs To Know About The 'hot Water Challenge'”

In July, a 10-year-old boy from North Carolina suffered severe burns after attempting the challenge.

Kids are participating in a risky social media trend called the "Hot Water Challenge", which prompts them to drink or pour boiling hot water onto others.

The trend has been spread via social media and involves participants filming themselves pouring scalding water over an unsuspecting person. She was doused with boiling water by a friend at a sleepover. His parents told WNCN he'll need skin grafts to fully recover.

The deadly "game" has already left one dead and two other's severely burned.

In the videos, "hot" water is thrown on a victim, or a victim drinks it, and they writhe around in pain, according to Mic. It's gained popularity among children, but can result in severe injury and even death.

Jamoneisha Merritt is an 11-year-old Bronx girl who suffered second-degree burns from the "Hot Water Challenge", according to Desire Feed, after she spent the night at a friend's apartment.

The 11-year-old remains in hospital after suffering severe burns in the incident in NY. The child's mother, Ebony Merritt, screamed at Shernett Panton and her 12-year-old daughter in the wake of the incident.

Last month, an eight-year-old Florida girl was killed when she drank boiling water through a straw after being dared by her cousin to do so. Pope ended up receiving a tracheotomy and died due to respiratory problems.

"Parents, talk to your kids about these challenges", Diane Johnson, Pope's aunt, told CBS 12. And they just been bullying her.

And know how your kids are using this technology, how they're consuming it, and what it's doing to them in terms of attitude changes.

Has the craze reached the UK?

The page explained the girls got the idea from a YouTube video.

Most do not show the after effects but some do post follow-up footage of victims having suffered scarring. "I had no intention of influencing anyone or condoning this 'hot water challenge'".

What have health experts said and have warnings been put out about it?

It says: "Hot liquids can cause life-threatening burn injuries".

Water is wet. Boiling water is both wet and, well, boiling hot. It's unlikely high schools in America will need to ban hot water anytime soon.



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