Lancaster County trainer slapped as a part of new TikTok problem

The Lancaster County School District said an elementary school student ran a TikTok challenge to “hit an employee.”

LANCASTER, SC – A new TikTok challenge aimed at teachers encourages students to beat school staff. It’s the new challenge for October, titled Slap a Teacher, and it’s tied to previous devious licks wagons.

In Lancaster County, school officials said at least one student accepted the challenge.

“Unfortunately, we actually attacked an elementary school student by hitting her on the back of the head,” the Lancaster County School District said in a Facebook post on its transportation page. “This type of behavior is just like theft and property destruction is not a prank. It’s criminal behavior. “

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Posted by Lancaster County School District Safety & Transportation on Friday Oct 1st 2021

The district said students who physically assault staff would be held legally accountable and could be expelled. Other school districts, including Cabarrus County Schools, issued similar warnings.

This isn’t the first TikTok challenge to raise safety concerns in schools. Last month, students across the Charlotte area tore up soap dispensers and sinks in another challenge circulating on TikTok, urging students to destroy school toilets.

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UNC Charlotte Professor Dr. Sara Evans, who studies psychology and social media, warns parents about the many dangers of social media.

Dr. Evans said because of new social media, there isn’t enough research to show its effects on children in the long term. However, Evans said the research available screams danger.

“TikTok doesn’t have parental controls and they don’t have a child algorithm compared to an adult algorithm,” said Evans.

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Dr. Evans tells parents to reduce their time on social media as much as possible and always be aware of what their children are doing online.

“We would do the same for our children’s friends as I want to meet your friend, I want to meet their parents,” said Dr. Evans. “Here you have this whole room online where you don’t have this transparency. You do not have the opportunity to learn about any of the contents that will affect your child. “

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