The Doctors discuss "the overnight challenge," a recent social media challenge that could be potentially dangerous for your kids. They share videos of teens on YouTube sneaking into stores, hiding while they close, and then spending the night there. Why are teens partaking in this type of thrill-seeking?
The Doctors attribute it to the not-so-great effects of social media. Not only are kids doing this but they are documenting the entire thing. A simple search on YouTube yields millions of results! "This is where social media has brought so many things downhill. Everybody is trying to get that 15 minutes of fame," gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez comments.
This challenge is risky and The Doctors point out, illegal. Plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon notes these kids could be mistaken as armed robbers. Dermatologist Dr. Sonia Batra brings up the point that they could also be in a store or restaurant during an armed robbery. "Such a waste of time for our first responders," Dr. Ordon notes.
If you have teens, you may want to talk to them about the legal and safety implications of this challenge!