Online Challenges

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Often funny, sometimes commendable... and occasionally dangerous. Check out our five-minute explainer video to make sure you're up to speed with the subject of online challenges.

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What are online challenges?

Online challenges have become a common feature of social media. These are where people are challenged to participate in a specific task or activity that they then share online.

Innocent online challenges can unite people over a common cause or interest. They can help bond people together through shared experiences and form a talking point. They can provide interest and humour and light-hearted fun.

The majority of these challenges are harmless fun and do tend to be innocent… but sometimes they can go one step further and, for one reason or another, can actually end up being quite dangerous. 

For more information on the associated risks and online safety tips for parents and carers, watch our explainer video, available to those with a National Online Safety membership.