When I was a kid, my mom used to make me go wash out my mouth with soap whenever I got caught saying a bad word. Out of all the creative punishments my parents came up with (my dad once made me do push-ups in the middle of the mall for acting a fool), washing my mouth out with soap was by far the worst.
Now, kids are doing it just for sport.
Social media is beginning to become even more dangerous as the “challenge trends” begin to go viral. The amount of time that I am using social media has began to decrease because of these ridiculous challenges.
There have been at least 40 cases reported of teenagers consuming Tide Pods or vaping the laundry detergent. So, if you are parent, it might be wise to start counting your Tide Pods like when your parents used to measure the amount of liquor from the liquor cabinet. Tell your kids to put their time to better use and find another hobby.
The longer that we spend on social media and worry about what “Susie from homeroom” is doing for the dance the less likely you will be able to develop your social skills.