Are They Really That Stupid?
Apparently, the answer is yes. Remember when you were a kid and your parents told you not to do something? Sometimes you would do it anyway just to try and prove them wrong. Now that we're older, we look back and we understand that they were just trying to protect us, and 99.9% of the time, they were right when they told us not to do something.
For the last few days on Facebook, I've seen people sharing a post about teenagers doing the "Tide Pod Challenge". They take one of the laundry pods, put it in their mouth and bite down on it until it pops in their mouth. They film the act and then post it on social media.
I know for some time now people, were concerned about infants putting them in their mouth, and now teenagers are taking a great risk by doing the challenge. I found an article on the CBS News website talking about it. The article says that they are highly toxic. I'm sure many people trying this challenge will get sick, and some may even die. So you might want to talk to your kids and make sure they're not doing it. I think I would start the conversation by showing them this article and asking them if they are stupid enough to try something like this?
[via CBS News]