TikTok’s all-new egg crack challenge is polarizing adults online who debate its potential harms. Read ahead as we discuss.
All across the world, the parent is a child’s sole provider of care and security. Every parent has a hand in their child’s physical, social, and psychological well-being. Although we sometimes get social media trends that may put this well-being at risk.
The egg crack challenge is currently trending. However, many see it as the internet’s latest exploitation of children for clout. So, what is the egg crack trend, and why is it so controversial?
What is the egg crack challenge?
The egg crack challenge is a fast-rising internet trend whereby people prank their loved ones by cracking eggs against their foreheads.
The trend started with people pranking their friends and significant others. But now parents are also pranking their children.
Parents usually pretend to teach their child how to crack an egg. But rather than use a bowl, they crack an egg on the child’s head instead. The children have different reactions, from laughing to bursting into tears.
Now, even pet owners are joining the trend. This dog owner hesitantly cracks an egg on his pet’s head and apologizes soon after.
The hashtag #eggcrackchallenge is currently sitting at 44.8 million likes on TikTok and continues rising as more parents join in. However, not everyone finds it funny.
Although some netizens don’t think it’s that deep. This Twitter user candidly advises anyone who doesn’t find the challenge funny to “Touch some grass.”
Some are drawing comparisons to past related trends. This Twitter user posts a reminder that the Cheese challenge wasn’t so far off from the new egg crack trend.
The egg crack prank is very polarizing when done on children. Netizens are constantly debating whether or not it is ethical. However, your child should guide your decision to participate in this trend. If the child is emotionally and mentally intelligent enough to understand the prank, then go for it. If not, then you may stand the risk of confusing them.
What do you think about the egg crack trend? Is it harmless fun, or could it negatively affect growing children?