Parents Being Warned About Viral ‘Cha Cha Slide’ TikTok Challenge
There's a new Tik Tok challenge going viral that is scary and downright dangerous.
People all over are participating in the "Cha Cha Slide" Challenge on Tik Tok. This challenge involves the popular dance song "The Cha Cha Slide" by DJ Casper.
We all know the words and dance to "The Cha Cha Slide." It's been played at all of our high school dances and many weddings over the past 20 years. However, the lyrics of this song have sparked a new viral challenge on Tik Tok that could have dangerous consequences.
The challenge sees drivers swerve their vehicles to the left and right, when prompted by DJ Casper's lyrics, before turning sharply in both directions at the 'criss cross' part. Passengers flim the driver "acting out" the lyrics and upload them to Tik Tok.
It goes without saying that this could have some serious consequences. Cars could crash into something (or someone) while sliding to the left and right. Plus, attempting the "criss cross" could lead to the vehicle flipping.
I'm not sure why everyone gets behind these viral challenges that are potentially dangerous. That must be some of the appeal to these. From the Outlet Challenge to the Skullbreaker Challenge, kids and teens are testing the limits, and have been getting seriously injured.
While it might be funny or "cool" at the time, it's all fun and games until someone gets hurt...or worse. This might seem like common sense to most, but common sense really isn't common anymore. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about the dangers of such things. Ensure that your kids put their safety first.