#PennyChallenge: What Parents Need to Know

Attention Parents! There’s another social media trend to worry about.

It’s on TikTok. It's called the #PennyChallenge and it’s dangerous.

The #PennyChallenge, also known as the #OutletChallenge, encourages young people to record what happens when a penny is slid between a loosely plugged outlet and phone charger.

You’ve guessed it, the result is large sparks of electricity.

So far, no injuries. However, a chief public safety officer for the ESA says, Electricity is unforgiving, and no family should have to endure the pain of losing a loved one or their home because of a social media trend.

Should social media platforms ban dangerous trends that could hurt or kill others?

Read more HERE.

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