A ten-year-old Pennsylvania lady has died after making an attempt the “Blackout Problem” that gained recognition on TikTok earlier this yr.
“I’m so damage. It is a ache that gained’t go away. It’s on the high of my throat. I’m so damage,” Tawainna Anderson instructed ABC 7 after shedding her daughter, Nyla Anderson, this month.
As an alternative of celebrating the vacations with the entire household this yr, Nyla Anderson’s family members are getting ready to say their farewells to the Chester Group Constitution Faculty scholar at her memorial service on Christmas Eve.
She died on Dec. 12 whereas making an attempt the damaging social-media problem, which inspires customers to choke themselves till they lose consciousness.
“She occurred to be in her personal bed room of her home, along with her household at residence. However nobody was within the bed room along with her when this occurred, so there was nobody there to save lots of her,” mentioned Elizabeth Wooden, a licensed scientific social employee on the native hospital, in line with ABC 7.
The ten-year-old’s mom described her as a “completely satisfied baby” who was additionally sensible as a whip and had a knack for studying languages—she spoke three of them.
However even her smarts weren’t sufficient to guard her from the “Blackout Problem,” her mom warned, urging different mother and father to be vigilant.
“Be sure you verify your children’ telephones. You by no means know what you would possibly discover on their telephones. You wouldn’t assume 10-year-olds would do that. They’re attempting as a result of they’re children and so they don’t know higher.”