July 24, 2021

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What is fire challenge on TikTok? Warning about dangerous trend!

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A dangerous trend on TikTok called the fire challenge has raised concerns among social media users.

Over the years, several dangerous trends has managed to pave its way into social media. Now, parents and social media users are worried about the fire challenge that is slowly taking over TikTok.

If you see any indication of this trend existing online, do not take part, and report it immediately.

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The fire challenge takes over TikTok

The fire challenge is a dangerous challenge that sees users drawing different shapes on the mirror using hairspray. This is followed by switching off the lights and setting the drawn figure on fire.

This challenge seems to be getting popular on TikTok with several people trying out this trend.

This challenge can be extremely dangerous with life-threatening consequences. If you see the fire challenge existing on TikTok, report the posts and do not interact with them.

Do not interact or take part in the trend

If you come across any content that might be encouraging the fire challenge, we urge you not to take part or to share anything to do with it. 

Challenges like this have harmed several people. Recently, a 13-year-old from Portland had been the victim of this challenge. If you see any person sharing content with the #firechallenge hashtag or any related hashtags, we suggest you report the video immediately.

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How to report fire challenge videos on TikTok

If you have come across anyone who has been promoting the fire challenge trend, report it immediately.

To report the trend on TikTok, follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click on the white arrow on the right-hand side of the video.
  2. Press the icon that says ‘report’ with a flag symbol.
  3. Select the “self-harm and dangerous acts” option.

How to reach out for mental health support

If you are someone who has been affected by the trend and need someone to talk to, here are some resources where you can reach out for mental health support.

Mental Health America
Call:  1-800-273-TALK (8255) or text:MHA to 741741 
Visit: https://mhanational.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness
Call: 1-800-950-NAMI (6264)
Visit: https://www.nami.org/help

Anxiety UK 
Call: 03444 775 774 
Visit: http://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/

Mind
Call: 0300 123 3393
Visit: http://www.mind.org.uk/

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