YouTube, the online video-sharing platform, recently revised its guidelines to ban dangerous pranks and challenges. The decision comes after several videos of people participating in the “Bird Box Challenge” went viral.
The challenge, inspired by the Netflix thriller “Bird Box,” encourages teenagers and young adults to do dangerous activities while blindfolded. Some of these activities, such as crossing the street or driving while blindfolded, can lead to severe injuries or even fatalities. Although the “Bird Box Challenge” is relatively new, it has already led to a recorded car accident in Utah.
Although the platform is not new to famous challenges, it is finally cracking down on pranks that could potentially harm participants and others around them. They have specifically noted to ban pranks or challenges that may permit the recipient to feel as if they are in physical danger or experiencing emotional stress.
“Bird Box Challenge” Videos Being Removed
Despite the enormous amount of content on YouTube, employees are attempting to remove any videos of the “Bird Box Challenge” that go against their revised guidelines.
Netflix, the streaming service that released “Bird Box”, took to Twitter to release a statement on the dangerous challenge. They commented on the immense support they received since the release of “Bird Box” in late December, but warned viewers against participating in the “Bird Box Challenge.”
Those who participate in dangerous challenges and pranks, especially while driving, are putting themselves and others at risk for severe injury or fatality. Those who have experienced injury from a negligent driver should contact a Delaware car accident lawyer to receive guidance on how to obtain compensation. Those who take part in dangerous challenges, such as the “Bird Box Challenge,” may be sued for negligence.
Driving while blindfolded is an example of negligent driving. Although there are debates about what classifies as negligence, negligent driving is generally defined as someone who does not take the proper precautions to insure their own safety or the safety of others.
Failing to take safety precautions, especially while driving, can have disastrous consequences, potentially leading to injuries or fatalities.
Examples of negligent driving may include:
- Running stop signs
- Distracted driving
- Failing to properly signal
- Failing to adjust to inclement weather conditions
- Running red lights
- Failure to stop for pedestrians
These are examples of how people avoid practicing proper care to insure their own safety and the safety of those around them.
Those who have experienced injury due to negligent driving are encouraged to file a negligence claim.
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