As I was driving home from work the other day, I heard a disturbing news story on the radio that instantly grabbed my attention.
A new and life-threatening social-media trend has gone viral among teens.
It’s called the “fire challenge.”
In short, teens are daring one another to use flammable liquids to set themselves on fire, quickly douse the flames and then post a video of the entire incident on YouTube or Facebook.
As this story reports, the trend has become so popular that it has resulted in tens of thousands of horrifying “fire challenge” videos appearing online—in addition to emergency room visits across the country.