But just as we saw with the salt and ice challenge or the cinnamon challenge, these silly games have very real consequences that should cause concern for parents.
Now, a new one is making the rounds, and it’s time for parents, teachers, and other kids to be aware of its dangers.
But while the kids are distracted running through the alphabet, they’re oblivious they’re doing to their skin, often stripping it away and causing blisters or even open wounds prone to infection.
What’s most terrifying is that it would seem from the pics that the kids are actively trying to inflict the most harm for attention.
Many are learning not to, but it’s too little too late, with one adult who witnessed the game saying, “This made me very sad, but satisfied as the boy told me how badly his arm hurt many days later and how he would never try anything like that again.”