There’s a new tiktok viral challenge going around that is causing some concern for teachers to be alarmed and warned. According to multiple reports, there is a viral new “Slap A Teacher” TikTok challenge involving students assaulting their teachers and then posting it online. According to People Magazine via The Shaderoom, “U.S. school districts are currently warning teachers regarding a violent new trend on TikTok that could have students facing very serious consequences, including criminal charges. Named the “Slap A Teacher” challenge, TikTok users are encouraged to slap their teachers and post the assault to the popular social media platform—and multiple incidents have already been reported, which will likely find many students expelled or worse.”
TikTok issued the following statement related to the reports of this challenge, “In response to the “Slap A Teacher” challenge rising in popularity, a TikTok spokesperson stated, “This alleged ‘challenge’ would violate our policies and we would aggressively remove such content.” While there has been no direct related content found on their platform, they are prepared to issue assault charges against those who are curious enough to try their luck.