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TikTok told to block users after girl’s tragic death

A 10-year-old girl tragically died in a sick viral TikTok challenge, leading to calls for the video app to block users whose age cannot be verified.

25/01/2021 6:00:00 AM

A 10-year-old girl tragically died in a sick viral TikTok challenge, leading to calls for the video app to block users whose age cannot be verified.

Video-sharing giant TikTok has been told to block accounts of users if it cannot verify their age after a 10-year-old girl in Italy died taking part in a terrifying viral challenge.

It is believed she was taking part in the viral “blackout challenge” whereusers film themselves experimenting with asphyxiation.RELATED:Antonella Sicomero, 10, accidentally choked to death after taking part in the dangerous TikTok challenge.Source:Facebook

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Teen reveals how parents ‘track’ herAntonella told her family she was going for a shower – but investigators are said to believe she was really filming herself for the online craze.Her heartbroken dad Angelo said another of Antonella’s sisters told him she had been taking part in a TikTok challenge,

La Repubblicareports.He told the paper, “Antonella was playing the game of asphyxiation.“My daughter, little Antonella, who dies because of an extreme game on TikTok, how can I accept it?”Police in Sicily have seized Antonella’s phone and are investigating possible links to social media sites, according to reports. headtopics.com

Like the dangerous Blue Whale challenge, the craze Antonella is feared to have joined is a sick game that has been popular on TikTok over the past year.RELATED:The young girl was from Palermo, Sicily in southern Italy. Picture: iStock Read more: news.com.au »

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What the f*** is a 10 year old girl doing on tiktok Parents.....please! Maybe get the parents to be parents . Poor baby 💔 too young to understand the consequences. Parents please stop giving in to social pressure & pester power. It’s ok to say no & to tell your kids they don’t need social media. Using Tech is fine but they’re too young to be accessing FB, Insta, Twitter & TikTok say no!

I dont understand why she has a phone at the age of 10 , and have these sorts of apps on their phones, why arent the parent monitoring what thier kids and downloading , and checking into these apps. SO Sorry for his lost