TikTok Takes a Turn



Popular app TikTok starting to become dangerous because of trends.

Lily Hente, Staff Writer

The world seems to revolve around the popular app TikTok nowadays. TikTok allows for people to make a living by creating content. This content consists of dances, vlogs, get ready with me’s and so much more. With all the diversity throughout the app, people are able to branch out and post what makes them comfortable. 

It seems like every week there is a new trend going around. The two most recent trends consist of jumping and kicking the legs of someone out from under them, and jumping over your own leg while another person holds it behind you. This may look fun, but most of the time results in injuries, some worse than others. 

Many creators and other users will do these trends because it will help them gain more views. At the moment, it feels like views and likes are the most important, but most do not realize how dangerous these trends are. Watching the failures on TikTok makes people laugh, which is the reason these trends are created.

What is not talked about enough is how dangerous these are to everyone. With numerous concussions, these trends need to settle down. There are many ways to have fun and create content while doing it safely. Not all of TikTok is unsafe, and there have been many trends created that are safe but still fun. 

TikTok has become a staple in people’s lives. It has impacted everyone in different ways, and more trends need to be created that don’t harm viewers or creators health.