Parents, you need to be aware of the "Hot Water Challenge" -- the latest viral trend that dares kids to throw boiling water on themselves.
There's a hot water challenge where kids are pouring boiling hot water on each other. Kids are going to the hospital and one child died. Warn your kids about this, because at the age of 10 or 11, they may not yet be fully aware of the consequences of their behavior.— Boyce Watkins (@drboycewatkins1) August 2, 2018
15-year-old Kyland Clark of Indianapolis, Indiana suffered severe burns and was hospitalized for one week after his friend threw boiling water on him while he was asleep. The two had been watching YouTube videos of the challenge earlier.
“My skin just fell off my chest, and then I looked in the mirror and I had skin falling off here and, on my face,” Clark told Fox 59.
Indiana teen severely burned after taking part in viral 'Hot Water Challenge'https://t.co/Tqy1PDp4Sj— TIME (@TIME) July 30, 2018
Another variation of the challenge has kids drinking the boiling water.
One 8-year-old little girl from Florida actually lost her life as a result of doing this.
To any kids reading this -- please, don't take part in this. It's not funny and it's not worth it.
How can anyone think the hot water challenge is a good idea lol— Brad (@BradyLosure) August 2, 2018
I read about a “hot water challenge” that’s going around that left a 15 year old severely burned😩 smh. His friends poured boiling water on him as a “joke” My child definitely won’t be going to any sleepovers— Paris (@HeavenIN_PARIS) August 2, 2018
Wtf is a hot water challenge. I’m praying for y’all— SailorGoon the Niggapotomus (@Saucegyal) August 1, 2018
It’s called the “Hot Water Challenge,” and it landed a 15 year old in the hospital for a week. Now the teen and his family are issuing a warning to Hoosiers. https://t.co/GiOOQWFUns— Nick McGill (@NickMcGillTV) July 26, 2018