People, Stop the TikTok Foolishness That is Costing Lives: 10-Year-Old Pennsylvania Girl Dies After Participating in Viral TikTok ‘Blackout Challenge,’ Which Involves Holding Your Breath Until You Pass Out

Nyla Anderson, 10, died on December 12 after she took part in the dangerous Blackout Challenge which encourages participants to hold their breath until they pass out

A Pennsylvania family is warning parents about a dangerous TikTok challenge after their 10-year-old daughter died attempting to hold her breath until she passed out.

Nyla Anderson, 10, passed away on December 12 in her bedroom at her family’s Chester home after attempting the viral ‘Blackout Challenge.’

The online dare, which has been linked to several child deaths, encourages participants to hold their breath until they pass out. While it predates social media, the deadly challenge has recently made the rounds on TikTok.

Anderson’s family is now warning others about the deadly trend: ‘Make sure you check your kids’ phones,’ Anderson’s mother, Tawianna (center), said

Now, Nyla’s mother, Tawainna Anderson, is warning other parents about the deadly trend.

‘Make sure you check your kids’ phones,’ Tawainna told ABC 7.

‘You never know what you might find on their phones. You wouldn’t think 10-year-olds would try this. They’re trying because they’re kids and they don’t know better.’

Anderson’s family rushed her to a nearby hospital as soon as they found her unconscious, but despite their efforts, doctors were unable to save the tween.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Natasha Anderson