From damaged tiling or lacking dispensers, to missing urinals, in school restrooms across the U. S. devastation is obvious. The cause for it? A Tiktok trend that encourages students to steal or destroy school property. The current fad is to become a popular on Tiktok, following the trend which is known as Devious Licks. Medium, high school and university students ransack school property, mostly toilets. The app is now deleting numerous videos from their platform, trying to quickly halt the trend.
“We expect our community to stay safe and create responsibly, and we do not allow content that promotes or enables criminal activities. We are removing this content and redirecting hashtags and search results to our Community Guidelines to discourage such behavior,” declared a Tiktok official.
In response, several schools lock toilets for much of the day. It may have harmful repercussions while it is designed to prevent additional damage. It is an essential gesture of respect to enable kids to use the facilities if they choose. In exchange, if adults want children to be respectful, they should offer respect, according to many experts. There is also social anxiety among certain youngsters and closure of the facilities might intensify these negative feelings and lower school productivity.
People make impulsive decisions in all areas of life. But one area in particular is affected by this phenomenon: Kids who are incessantly seeking acceptance from others. This Tiktok trend is a reflection of that. Parents need to be aware of social media trends so they can teach their children how to properly use and understand these platforms. Also, parents need to be aware of the safety risks posed by their children using social media in an irresponsible manner. Parents need to be aware of their children’s activities online so they can provide clear guidelines.