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Another young girl has been severely scarred after falling victim to the hot water challenge.

Earlier we reported that a young girl died after a dare with her cousin to drink boiling water through a straw.

Ki’ari Pope, 8, suffered medical problems in March when she burned her throat and mouth upon performing the dare they had seen on youtube.

The young girl under went a tracheotomy, reportedly said that she couldn’t breathe Sunday night before becoming unresponsive.

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She was taken to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Monday.

Authorities investigated the March incident, which left Pope deaf and with chronic respiratory issues.

The investigation into the dare determined that Pope had been “medically compromised,” according to the Palm Beach Post.

Officials said they also plan to probe her death.

“We have opened a child death investigation to examine the circumstances surrounding her death and will deploy a Critical Incident Rapid Response Team to review all interactions this family has had with Florida’s child welfare system,” said Mike Carroll, secretary of Florida Department of Children and Families.

A GoFundMe page was created to raise money for her funeral expenses.

Our thoughts are with all involved.

Hot water challenge leaves young girl severely burned

AN 11-year-old girl was severely burned when her friends allegedly poured scalding hot water on her during a sleepover as part of a dangerous new craze, according to reports.

The girl, identified by New York 1 as Jamoneisha Merritt, suffered burns to her face chest, back and shoulders early Monday morning, the New York Post reports.

Police have arrested and charged the 12-year-old girl who allegedly dumped the water on her.

The heinous act was apparently part of a moronic stunt known as the “hot water challenge,” in which an unsuspecting person has boiling hot water dumped on them. In other variations, people willingly try to consume boiling water, police sources said.

Please teach your kids to never accept a dare!

There are some terrifying dares that kids participate in including, the “cinnamon challenge”,  “salt and ice challenge,” “duct tape challenge,” the “Blue Whale game” “deodorant challenge” and the “choking game”.

There was even a teen from Louisiana, USA, who was challenged to put a hammer head in her mouth and then uploaded pictures to social media after it got stuck. CRAZY!

hammer stuck

Psychology Today explains, “When it comes to risk, kids lack an adequate braking system. Adolescence is a time of experimentation and exploration. Kids feel powerful and immune to negative consequences. Their bursts of development across the teen years makes them prone to impulsive behaviors. They’re also susceptible to peer influence.”

Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, says that adolescents are vulnerable to mood disorders. Their decision-making brain does not mature until the early to mid-twenties. They need support and guidance. “There’s a real difference between the brains of teenagers and adults… They feel everything so much more intensely.”

Adolescents prefer high-excitement and low-effort activities. They’re receptive to dangerous games, risky acts, and social media contagions.

As Psychology Today says, kids are easily influenced by the latest trends and by their need to belong to the in-crowd.

They use these dares to prove themselves and build their self-esteem. They often cannot correctly evaluate the consequences, for themselves or others.

Although they’re still held responsible if they harm others in the process, they don’t think about such consequences.

What parents can do

Fortunately, there are signs for some of this behavior, such as bloodshot eyes, or odd bruises, cuts or burns.

Parents can educate themselves before their kids go too far. A simple Google search for dangerous social media trends among teenagers will provide some guidance.

Talk to your kids! Know who their mates are and what their interests are, chat to them about the latest dares you might hear about and let them know the dangers involved. Always keep the doors of communication open.

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  • So so dangerous !!

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  • absolutely ridiculous, I am glad I grew up before all of these things were the norm. Maybe the good people at youtube need some people monitoring these uploads

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  • I can’t believe some of the dangerous things that kids are pressured into doing from others in their age group.

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  • oh wow these days kids are just pushing it further and further and they believe everything that they see on youtube! they need to be educated about this. this is so crazy

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  • Beyond belief. Thank you for putting in a tag line heading about teaching your child not to participate in dares. Sometimes I wonder how we can parent our children in an internet age when there are so many dangerous things at their and their friend’s fingertips.

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  • Such silly, silly dangerous acts.

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  • Nooooooooooooooo. This is heartbreaking, so sad and terrible. What is going on with kids where they think these dares are fun. Dares mostly have serious consequences. This is so frightening… that this is what kids are getting up to.

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  • This is just so horribly sad and should never have happened.

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  • How awful, a dare with a cousin and a life lost too soon ! My heart goes out to the families involved.

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  • What an awful way to die – I feel so for the family and who ever dared her to do it. This is something she will have to live with for the rest of her life. RIP little one.

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  • So very sad and scary…life is getting to be a real worry for so many.

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  • So hard for parents to prevent some of these things.

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  • Oh my! What a horrible way to die. Poor girl!!

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  • Very sad to read a young girl’s life gone so soon.

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  • Oh my God

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