12-Year-Old Boy Brain Dead After Attempting New TikTok Fad
If I was the parent of a teenager in this day and age, I’d be a nervous wreck. I’m a nervous wreck and my daughter is 30.
So, I feel for all of you raising teenagers and young kids right now.
Social media is such a scary place – from predators to scammers to these absurd and dangerous “challenges,” it’s like a crapshoot for young people, who feel invincible and don’t understand the dangers.
The only way parents would know what’s going on with their kids online is to literally watch over their shoulders 24/7…social media is like a long, dark back alley…you might make it through unscathed, or you might get knifed and die. And it’s so wrong that these companies are not better at policing their own sites.
Social media will bend over backward to delete conservatives – but they’ll allow all of these sick predators and dangerous challenges to stay up – and people are dying because of it.
As a matter of fact, a 12-year-old boy is now brain dead, thanks to TikTok.
From The Blaze
The boy was reportedly rushed to the hospital, but doctors have since told the family that he is brain-dead and will not recover. Now his parents are begging for more time.
“He’s a fighter. I can see him fighting. I’m praying for him every day,” Joshua’s father, Haileyesus Zeryihun, said, according to the news outlet. “It’s just heartbreaking to see him laying on the bed.”
“[They] told me the bad news that he’s not going to survive, he’s not going to make it,” the father added. “I was begging them on the floor, pleading to see if they can give me some time, not to give up on him. If I just give up on him, I feel like I’m just walking away from my son.”
This is so heartbreaking.
You can watch the video below:
The family says that their son used social media a lot and had many great experiences from it.
He was very involved in cooking, guitar, and acting., and that’s all great…but there’s a dark side, too.
Now the family is warning others about the dangerous side of social media, as well.
Social media platforms need to be less worried about “Trump” and more focused on keeping their users alive and safe.