The latest bizarre TikTok trend is cracking eggs on your child's head
In this week's bizarre trend sweeping across TikTok, parents are cracking eggs on their young children's heads in a viral challenge that has raised some degree of alarm among medical experts and the public. The trend, tagged with #eggprank, has amassed over 670 million views as of last Tuesday.
Videos circulating under the hashtag typically depict parents and young children in the kitchen. In these videos, parents wield raw eggs and inform their children that they're about to crack the eggs, only to unexpectedly smash the eggs on their children's heads before transferring the egg's contents to a pan or bowl. The children's reactions range from shock and tears to occasionally retaliating by throwing eggs back at their parents.
Public opinion seems to be leaning towards caution and awareness. Many users on social media platforms are expressing their discomfort with the trend and urging parents to prioritise their children's safety and emotional well-being over fleeting social media fame.
However many experts and users have also pointed out that one-time pranks are unlikely to cause serious long-term negative effects.